Social Media Mining for Toxicovigilance: Automatic Monitoring of Prescription Medication Abuse from Twitter

@inproceedings{Sarker2016SocialMM,
  title={Social Media Mining for Toxicovigilance: Automatic Monitoring of Prescription Medication Abuse from Twitter},
  author={Abeed Sarker and Karen O'Connor and Rachel E. Ginn and Matthew Scotch and Karen E. Smith and D C Malone and Graciela Gonzalez},
  booktitle={Drug Safety},
  year={2016}
}
IntroductionPrescription medication overdose is the fastest growing drug-related problem in the USA. The growing nature of this problem necessitates the implementation of improved monitoring strategies for investigating the prevalence and patterns of abuse of specific medications.ObjectivesOur primary aims were to assess the possibility of utilizing social media as a resource for automatic monitoring of prescription medication abuse and to devise an automatic classification technique that can… CONTINUE READING

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