ISBN 9789380012599,Highlights on Pharmacovigilance

Highlights on Pharmacovigilance


P. G. Yeolo






Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789380012599

ISBN-10 9380012594

Paper Back

Number of Pages 229 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Pharmacovigilance and all drug safety issues are pertinent for all those whose life is touched by medical intervention(s). Thus the safety alarms and chaos that resulted recurrently, commencing from thalidomide disaster, led to many painstaking initiatives by the regulatory bodies. It has been an attempt by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), World Health Organization (WHO) and Uppsala Monitoring Committee (UMC) to make the best of amendments related to progress in the field of Pharmacovigilance. The book discusses about Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), a WHO initiative which focuses on various activities such as expedited reporting, electronic reporting, periodic safety updates, Core clinical Safety information (CCSI), Benefit risk evaluation and Good case management and reporting practices. For the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacovigilance is the post-marketing surveillance of the safety of authorized commercialised medicinal products during their life on the market. Safety and risk management systems need to be strategically integrated alongside business processes. Approach which not only delivers but also controls the overall risk management should be existent with all companies including specifically small and midsize startup companies. Further the distinction between an Adverse event and Adverse reaction has been clearly described, following which significance pertaining to causality assessment has also been emphasized. The intrinsic properties of the drug and the rarity with which a drug gives rise to an adverse reaction has given rise to vast thought provoking discussions by regulators, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacovigilators to arrive at concrete steps that may lead to recognizing safety signals which can aid in minimizing risks. Accordingly signal detection which form yet another key important aspect of pharmacovigilance has been comprehensively discussed. The impact of adverse reactions show a discrepancy to a larger extent on special population such as geriatrics, pediatrics, pregnant women, thus this topic has been meticulously dealt within this book. Many more subject matters and issues applicable to drug safety has been penned down for our readers. Transforming pharmaceutical and/or biotechnological business with tangible innovations and transformational outcomes is the key to success. In a nutshell, optimizing PV processes is quintessential to keep the business growing and healthy. This book finds multidisciplinary usage for wide-range of readers such as: regulators, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, pharmacovigilators, medical and paramedical professionals. We wish all of you contented reading.