Drug Usage

Program Area Leader

Fernando Fernandez-Llimos

PhD (2003) in Pharmacy, University of Granada
Assistant Professor, Social Pharmacy, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa
Group Leader, Pharmacoepidemiology and Social Pharmacy at iMed.ULisboa
 

The Program

We work toward translating medicines research to real-world usage. Keeping elderly population as a cross-sectional interest, we embrace the European Medicines Agency geriatric medicines strategy, studying medicines used by geriatric and other frail patients throughout the lifecycle of the product: regulatory aspects, pharmacovigilance and risk management, and appropriate drug prescription and usage. Additionally, identifying hurdles in medicines management and unexpected adverse effects provides the basis to study mechanisms of such effects and strategies of mitigation.

 

Research Groups