Europe – Monitoring of medical literature and the entry of relevant information into the EudraVigilance database by the EMA

The operation of the full MLM service started on 1 September 2015 and covers active chemical substance groups 1-309, and herbal substance groups 1-100. The substance groups are published at the dedicated MLM webpage “Medical literature monitoring: substance and herbal substance groups”.

This document outlines the search strategy for each of the substance groups as part of the Agency’s activities set out in Article 27 of Regulation (EC) 726/2014 used to undertake the monthly search in EBSCO. Please note that ‘monthly’ refers to updates of the database as issued by the database provider every calendar month.

The search strategy was created in EBSCO and uses the syntax and terminology of the EBSCO search engine.