Initiation of a Pharmacovigilance Programme at a Tertiary care Hospital in South India

Narayanaswamy, Nandakumar and Surulivelrajan, Mallayasamy and Manoharan, Anand R and Rajendiran, SD (2007) Initiation of a Pharmacovigilance Programme at a Tertiary care Hospital in South India. The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 15. pp. 69-73.

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Objective India is a country with the availability of a large number of pharmaceutical preparations as branded generics. At the time of this study there was no established pharmacovigilance system at the national level except a co-ordinating centre at the national capital. The study site was a tertiary care teaching hospital with a bed capacity of 500 and with an average of 200 outpatient visits and 50 inpatient admissions per day. The hospital did not have any system of monitoring and documenting adverse drug reactions. The objective of the study was to introduce an adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring programme at a tertiary care teaching hospital and assess ADR-related issues in both inpatient and outpatient departments. Method All departments willing to report ADRs were included in the study, which was carried out for one year. Physicians and nurses filled in the notification forms when they encountered suspected ADR cases. These cases were then assessed by a panel of four judges. According to Naranjo’s algorithm, the ADRs were assessed and classified based on World Health Organization (WHO) classification.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 09:03
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2012 06:50

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