#23: Signal Detection: Identifying and Managing Safety Signals
James Buchanan, PharmD
- Drug Safety Consultant
- Covilance LLC, United States
Dr. Buchanan is an independent drug safety consultant. He worked in clinical toxicology at the Bay Area Regional Poison Control Center at San Francisco General Hospital before starting at Genentech where he worked for 9 years in medical information and drug safety. He then established a drug safety department at Gilead Sciences and later at Tularik Inc, acting as Chief Safety Officer until it was acquired 5 years later by Amgen. He moved to Nuvelo to establish a drug safety department, act as Chief Safety Officer, and have responsibility for clinical operations, biostatistics and data management. He next served with BioSoteria for 5 years as head of the medical and safety consulting group, which was acquired by Dohmen Life Science Services.