Drug Safety

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 187–188 | Cite as

Authors’ Reply to Jouanjus and Colleagues’ Comment on “Social Media Mining for Toxicovigilance: Automatic Monitoring of Prescription Medication Abuse from Twitter”

  • Abeed SarkerEmail author
  • Dan Malone
  • Graciela Gonzalez
Letter to the Editor


Social Media Natural Language Processing Social Media Data Supervise Learning Technique Automate Monitoring System 
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Compliance with Ethical Standards


No sources of funding were used to assist in the preparation of this authors’ response.

Conflict of interest

Abeed Sarker, Dan Malone, and Graciela Gonzalez have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this authors’ response.

Ethics approval

Not applicable.

Informed consent

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Informatics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacy Practice and ScienceUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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