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A new paper offers a few ideas for improving the adverse-event reporting system run by the Food and Drug Administration, Regulatory Focus says. The suggestions include automatically mapping drugs by ingredient to make it easier to identify trends and sift through the noise inherent in the database. The authors also say that introducing automation to the reports themselves could cut down on the number of erroneous or misclassified reports.

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