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THE PHARMA REVIEW (SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2010)

Role of Pharmacist in Pharmacovigilance

R. K. Rishi

Introduction
When new drugs are developed, they are tested in only a few numbers of patients (few thousands). This number can only detect the common side effects. The rare side effects cannot be identified. After market authorisation, a larger population is exposed to the effects of a medicinal substance and new adverse effects, not seen at an earlier stage of drug development, may occur. Therefore, it is important that the use of medicines is monitored for their ongoing effectiveness and safety.

 
The Community Pharmacists have an important responsibility in monitoring the ongoing safety of medicines and they are widely accessible to do it. In fact, Community pharmacies are recognised by the public as a vital and integral part of the health care system. They are also known to be conveniently accessible places where sound and objective advice on health issues can be obtained from a knowledgeable health professional, in an informal environment in which they feel relaxed, without the need to make an appointment. As such, pharmacies are obvious centres in every community for the effective transmission of messages designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and ensure the population about the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicines they use.

 

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