New podcast episode – Intuition in pharmacovigilance

Communications / 18 December 2020

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The new episode of the Drug Safety Matters podcast is here. Find why pharmacovigilance scientists should not discount the value of intuition.


In the age of evidence-based medicine, we may be tempted to dismiss intuition – the quick and automatic thought process we call “sixth sense” or “gut feeling” – as unscientific guesswork. But in clinical decision-making, intuitive reasoning is just as important as the slower and more analytical causal reasoning that healthcare professionals are trained in. In fact, without it we would hardly be able to formulate new hypotheses.

Together with Eugene van Puijenbroek from the Netherlands pharmacovigilance centre Lareb, we explore the role of intuitive reasoning in the science of drug safety.

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Tags: podcast, evidence, causality

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