No, really, life is too short to spend it working only, so even if I love my job, this blog will be a bit about translation and the like, more about my hobbies
Let's start with a consideration about one of the many EMA's oddities
according to EMA's Compilation of QRD decisions on use of terms Term, "adverse effects" is deprecated, and right terms are "adverse events" or "adverse reactions"
"adverse reactions" is "To be used when there is a causal relationship with the use of the medicinal product"
"adverse events" is "To be used when it occurs during the use of the medicinal product but its causal relationship is not yet established. Note that adverse events without at least a suspected causal relationship should not be listed in the SmPC and the PIL"
"side effects" can be used only in PILs
but according to Stedman's (and others) it's a syn of adverse effect, so it seems to me that even "side effects" is not be used ...
and what about "collateral effect"?
I think EMA should issue a finale decision about this mess telling clearly what terms are to be used and when, showing even possible synonyms