Risk Management is the continuous process of assessing and characterizing a product's risks and taking any necessary steps to communicate and manage those risks. These activities are undertaken to optimize the benefit/risk balance of the medication and improve individual patient outcomes.
Through a continuous evaluation of risks and implementation of risk minimization activities, the risk management process ensures that information that may impact the benefit/risk balance of a medication is appropriately communicated to physicians and their patients.
Lilly's role in risk management centers is to help healthcare providers make informed decisions about:
How and when a drug product should be used
How to monitor the patient for potential adverse events
We also help healthcare providers effectively communicate to the patient on the proper use of the medication.
Healthcare providers have an essential role in minimizing the risks for their patients. Physicians must stay informed of emerging safety information, evaluate the credibility of the information they receive, and translate the information into the proper context to make the best possible prescribing decision for their individual patient.