On September 5, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted “Overcoming Statistical Challenges to the Reuse of Data within the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database” to provide an opportunity for experts in the field to discuss the issue of data reuse and to identify a practical path forward to resolve the challenges. This meeting explored the scientific concerns of data reuse and proposed solutions and next steps for implementation within Mini-Sentinel.
The development of the Mini-Sentinel pilot for medical product safety surveillance marks an important expansion of surveillance capabilities, with the potential for delivering more rapid and actionable information to inform regulators, health professionals, and patients. Accomplishing the goals of active medical product surveillance will require solutions for the statistical challenges presented within Mini-Sentinel.
On the one hand, it's a drop in the ocean, because it won't change what's happening on the ground. On the other hand, it would represent a shift to a more realistic approach toward what's happening in Venezuela. By sanctioning the vice president, the U.S. government is acknowledging that the Venezuelan government has drug dealers at the highest ranks of government.