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Pharmacovigilance

A Review of Pharmacovigilance

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.251
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771–4
Synopsis: 
Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is an essential component of pharmacovigilance, but the safe and appropriate use of drugs is limited by under-reporting of ADRs. Knowledge of pharmacovigilance could form the basis for interventions aimed at improving reporting rates.

ABSTRACT

Pharmacovigilance supports safe and appropriate use of drugs. Spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is an essential component of pharmacovigilance. However, there is significant underreporting of ADRs. Adverse drug reactions have become a major problem in developing countries. Knowledge of pharmacovigilance could form the basis for interventions aimed at improving reporting rates and decreasing ADRs.

Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 05 Mar, 2015

Pharmacovigilance: Healthcare Professionals’ Role in Benefits versus Harm Analysis of Drugs Use

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Pages: 
73–5
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It is the responsibility of all healthcare professionals to participate in ‘pharmacovigilance’. This review aims to sensitize Caribbean healthcare professionals to what is Pharmacovigilance and how their active involvement is imperative to the benefit versus harm evaluation of drugs.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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