e-SPC – delivering drug information in the 21st century: developing new approaches to deliver drug information to prescribers


  • Simon Maxwell,

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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  • Hans-Georg Eichler,

    1. European Medicines Agency, London, UK
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  • Anna Bucsics,

    1. Hauptverband d. Österr. Sozialversicherungsträger, Vienna, Austria
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  • Walter E. Haefeli,

    1. University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • Lars L. Gustafsson,

    1. Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
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  • the e-SPC Consortium

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    • Members of the e-SPC Consortium: Anna Bucsics, Astrid Schoelzky, Almud Körbler (Hauptverband d. Österr. Sozialversicherungsträger, Vienna, Austria), Robert Vander Stichele (University Hospital of Gent, Belgium), Eric Van Ganze (Hopital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, France), Harald Herholz, Oliver Bültmann (GAIA AG, Hamburg, Germany), Walter Emil Haefeli, Hanna M Seidling, David Czock (Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany), Klaus Menges (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices Division, Germany), Leonora Grandia (Royal Dutch Association for the Advancement of Pharmacy, the Netherlands), Jan Jakob Bekeringh, Marie-Louise van der Oppenraay (CVZ Organization of Dutch healthcare Insurance, the Netherlands), Steinar Madsen, Eirik Nikolai Arnesen (Norwegian Medical Products Agency and University Hospital, Oslo, Norway), Fernando Fernandez-Llimos, Blanca Argüello Magaz (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Lars L Gustafsson, Magnus Gruvén, Seher Korkmaz, Birgit Eiermann, Aniko Veg, Pia Bastholm, Brian Godman, Daniel Rodriguez, Paul Cohen, Anders Helldén, Birger Winbladh (Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Healthcare Region, Stockholm, Sweden), Simon Maxwell (University of Edinburgh, UK), Magnus Gruvén, Hans-Georg Eichler, Hans-Georg Wagner, Peter Arlett, Laurent Brassart, Johan Holmgren, Juan Antonio Rueda Montes, Göran Isaksson, Tim Buxton (European Medicines Agency).

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Prof. Simon Maxwell MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPE, FBPharmacolS, FHEA, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Edinburgh, Clinical Research Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK. Tel.: +44 131 537 1826. E-mail: s.maxwell@ed.ac.uk