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The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is committed to a fourfold mission of training, research, clinical care and public service to improve the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs in the United States and around the world.

  • Training– To develop a workforce with skills to design and conduct state-of-the-art experimental and observational research in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.
  • Research– To generate fundamental new knowledge and methods to examine medication effectiveness, safety and utilization and the impact of drug policies through evidence-synthesis, experimental and observational research.
  • Clinical Care– To work with institutional partners to implement processes to assure safer and more effective use of medicines throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • Public Service– To provide evidence-based information and advocacy about safe and effective medication use for clinicians, patients, policymakers and the general public.

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