MedDRA European language translations free for MSSO subscribers.The MedDRA Management Board announced that the $850 charge for additional European language translations of MedDRA will be abolished for MSSO MSSO Maintenance and Support Services Organization
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MSSO Mean Squared Soft Output subscribers from January 2008. Previously, only one free European language translation was included in each subscription.
This fee reduction follows those announced in a press release on Sept. 18. For the third consecutive year there will be a significant reduction for lower revenue subscribers and no increases to other subscription levels. In addition, access to MedDRA is now free for academic organizations, hospitals, healthcare providers, and other users involved in non-commercial activities. The MSSO also offers free MedDRA training for all new Basic, Core 0, and Core 1 subscribers.
These recent fee reductions are likely to have contributed to a 20% increase in the number of MSSO subscribers in the first nine months of 2007. The Board also noted an increase in the number of users of the Japanese version.
With the latest release of MedDRA, 55 Standardized MedDRA Queries (SMQs) are now available to support more uniform and effective safety surveillance. The Board commended the excellent work of the members of the Council for the International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences ) SMQ SMQ Sunday Morning Quarterback
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SMQ Split Matrix Quantization working group. Medical device terms have been reviewed and the Board has endorsed the addition of new terms to support safety surveillance of medical devices and combination products. The first batch of new terms is anticipated in March 2008 (version 11.0). The terms will follow lists from FDA's Center for Devices and the Global Harmonization Task Force “GHTF” redirects here. For other uses, see GHTF (disambiguation).
The Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) is “a voluntary group of representatives from national medical device regulatory authorities (such as the FDA) and the members of the medical (GHTF GHTF Global Harmonization Task Force ) for medical devices.
The Board has endorsed a proposal from European regulators to create a gender-specific list of terms and a list of pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. adverse event terms. The provisional lists will be placed on the MSSO website early in 2008 for subscriber comment. These lists will assist data quality control (for example, a male patient cannot develop uterine cancer uterine cancer
Malignant tumour of the uterus. Cancers affecting the lining of the uterus (endometrium) are the most common cancers of the female reproductive tract. ) and assist pharmacovigilance for these sub-populations. Both lists are considered recommendations only, and organizations may wish to modify the lists for their own requirements.
The next scheduled meeting of the Board will be on May 31-June 1, 2008, in Portland, OR.