IBM Watson, Celgene partner for drug safety decision support platform

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IBM Watson Health is working with the biopharmaceutical company Celgene to develop a drug safety project, according to Fortune.

The project, a drug safety decision support platform called "Watson for Patient Safety," will evaluate drugs before and after they are released into the market. The artificial intelligence platform will analyze claims data, medical records and individual case safety reports submitted to the FDA to identify complications or side effects early in the drug release process. This project is a complicated undertaking, according to Fortune, in part because individuals metabolize and react to drugs in different ways.

The ultimate goal of "Watson for Patient Safety" is to increase the number of safe, low-cost medical drugs on the market.

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