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Research Triangle Park, N.C. - August 22, 2014 - Drug Safety Alliance, Inc. (DSA) was acquired by UDG Healthcare plc in 2012 and became part of UDG Healthcare's Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services Division.  Over the next year, DSA will transition the company name to Ashfield Pharmacovigilance to better reflect its function within the Ashfield Division's service offering to pharmaceutical clients.  

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Established in the UK in 1997, Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services has eight areas of expertise with a history of providing client-focused services in multiple areas including medical information, pharmacovigilance, healthcare communications, contract sales, market research, leadership training, market access strategy and meeting and event planning. The group consists of nearly 5,500 employees in over 22 countries. DSA is the sole provider of pharmacovigilance (PV) services within the Ashfield Division, offering pharmaceutical clients end-to-end solutions for meeting their global regulatory PV requirements. The office in North Carolina is not moving and the staff of PV and the staff of PV experts is not changing.  Ashfield Pharmacovigilance will continue to be devoted to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art PV services to clients. For additional information, please contact info@drugsafetyalliance.com.


About Drug Safety Alliance

Founded in 2000 and acquired by UDG Healthcare plc. in 2012, as part of its Ashfield Division, Drug Safety Alliance, Inc. (DSA) is a global leader in safety and risk management services supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, consumer health and animal health organizations.  Uniquely focused on pharmacovigilance, DSA provides comprehensive outsourced solutions and modified services to augment existing safety departments.  DSA is headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Learn more about us at www.drugsafetyalliance.com and follow us on Twitter @DSA_PV and LinkedIn.

About the Ashfield Division

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services is the sales, marketing and medical arm of UDG Healthcare plc.  Established in the UK in 1997, the division is comprised of eight areas of expertise with a history of providing outstanding, client-focused services in areas including medical information, pharmacovigilance, healthcare communications, contract sales, market research, leadership training, market access strategy and meeting and event planning.  The group consists of nearly 5,500 employees in over 22 countries.  Learn more about Ashfield Healthcare at www.ashfieldhealthcare.com.

About UDG Healthcare

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, UDG Healthcare plc. is a diverse, global healthcare solutions company with interests in healthcare supply chain management, specialty packaging, sales and marketing and medical services for life sciences companies. UDG Healthcare operates across many major international markets, employing more than 8,000 in more than 20 countries and generating annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.  The company aims to provide effective outsource options that allow healthcare companies to bring their products to market efficiently and quickly.  Learn more about UDG Healthcare at www.udghealthcare.com.

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