PHARMACOVIGILANCE: AN OVERVIEW

  • Ashish Chauhan I.P.S.college of Pharmacy,Gwalior.
  • Manoj Goyal I.P.S.college of Pharmacy,Gwalior.

Abstract

Pharmacovigilance is an important and integral part of clinical research. Pharmacovigilance is “defined as the pharmacological science relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects, particularly long term and short term adverse effects of medicines. This addresses what exactly is pharmacovigilance? What do we know of its benefits and risks, challenges and the future hold for pharmacovigilance in Indian medicine. Here the main focus on the aims and role of pharmacovigilance in medicines regulation and their Partners. This article describes and discusses the National programme of pharmacovigilance and centre in India. Their role in collecting the reports ADRs of medicines. Further effectiveness and risk assessments of therapies are been discussed. The important role played by health care professional, pharmaceutical industries, media, and programmes carried by WHO. Finally the conclusion describes the major challenges and achievements for the future pharmacovigilance programme.

Keywords: Pharmacovigillance, National Programme

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Chauhan, A., and M. Goyal. “PHARMACOVIGILANCE: AN OVERVIEW”. Current Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 1, no. 1, Dec. 2011, pp. 15-19, http://crpsonline.com/index.php/crps/article/view/29.
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