Medical Literature Monitoring

Our medical literature monitoring solution offers a modular, end-to-end approach to literature monitoring for pharmacovigilance. It gives any organisation tasked with drug safety reporting a streamlined, efficient and compliant approach to the entire literature review process. 

Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can improve your approach to literature monitoring for drug safety. 

At every stage of pharmacovigilance process, we help the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies save time and money. Using our medical literature monitoring solution, our customers are able to: 


Shorten drug alert set up time by 80%


Decrease the time spent monitoring literature for aggregate reports and safety signals by 80%


Cut in half the time it takes literature reviewers to monitor literature for ICSRs

Medical Literature Monitoring with Dialog Solutions

Pharmaceutical companies of all sizes, contract research organisations, medical device manufacturers, biotech and biopharma firms use our medical literature monitoring solution to identify and review articles for relevant ICSRs, aggregate reports (including PBRER, PSUR and DSUR) and safety signals.

Our modular, end-to-end approach to drug safety reporting means we can improve every element of this process:


We provide access to all essential content databases for pharmacovigilance through the Dialog® platform.


The Dialog® platform delivers a consistent search experience across multiple databases, ensuring all relevant drug safety results are identified. Our Literature Search Services team can also create custom, regulatory compliant drug safety search strategies for your pharmacovigilance workflow. 

Dialog® Alerts Manager

The Dialog® Alerts Manager simplifies the process of automating and managing multiple drug safety searches in Dialog. It also provides a range of features to meet the expectations of regulators and inspectors.

Drug Safety Triager

Literature articles retrieved by the Dialog Alerts Manager are integrated directly into Drug Safety Triager, our fully-validated, flagship drug safety monitoring tool. The system streamlines the literature monitoring workflow by eliminating duplicated content, reducing the volume of literature to be reviewed and automatically outputs literature references relevant to patient safety issues.

Our machine learning model makes the literature analysis even more efficient by helping the reviewers prioritise their work and focus on the drug safety elements of analysed articles.

Literature Screening Services

Our literature monitoring team helps our customers with critical, time-consuming and resource-intensive tasks within the drug safety monitoring workflow.

Dialog Solutions Medical Literature Monitoring Features and Benefits:

Comprehensive literature coverage

We provide access to over 140 content databases, including Medline, Embase and Biosis. We also standardise all our medical literature database content to provide a consistent search experience, eliminating the need for complex post processing.


Through our search platform Dialog, we offer precision search in our medical literature databases. Search results are output into a native XML format so they can be integrated seamlessly into drug safety reporting ecosystems.

Improved Efficiency

Drug Safety Triager, our validated literature monitoring solution, delivers measurable efficiency and cost savings, while increasing productivity and compliance. The automated workflow ensures all articles are methodically ingested, processed and outputted for drug safety issues.

Advanced search management

The search and alerts manager built into our pharmacovigilance monitoring solution makes it easier to manage and schedule multiple drug safety searches.

Artificial Intelligence

Our medical literature monitoring solution uses machine learning to improve the quality, speed and efficiency of the literature review process by automatically identifying articles that qualify as ICSRs.

Validated and compliant

Our medical literature monitoring solution is fully validated and compliant with the reporting requirements of global safety bodies, including the FDA, EMA and PMDA. 

Medical Literature Monitoring Case Study

Read a case study from one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, looking at how it used Drug Safety Triager to streamline its global medical literature monitoring for drug safety. 

Dialog Biomedical Databases:

Derwent Drug File

Derwent Drug File selectively covers the worldwide pharmaceutical literature. Papers chosen may cover the chemistry, analysis, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, metabolism, biochemistry, interactions,...

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Pharmaprojects is the complete drug intelligence service covering global drug research and development across all disease areas since 1980. It sets the standard for comprehensive intelligence about...

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Allied & Complementary Medicine

Allied & Complementary Medicine™ Database covers the fields of complementary or alternative medicine and allied health. Information is geared toward medical professionals, health practitioners...

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International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) provides comprehensive coverage of worldwide pharmacy literature. Such literature refers to articles on drugs and their properties, pharmacokinetics,...

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SciSearch: A Cited Reference Science Database is not only a large, multi-disciplinary, international bibliographic database covering 150 disciplines in science, technology and biomedicine, but also...

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MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier bibliographic database. It contains references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine and health....

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We can help with all elements of medical literature monitoring for pharmacovigilance, saving you time and money as well as improving regulatory compliance and reducing the risk of missing patient safety alerts. Contact us using the button below to see how we can support you. 

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