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THE PHARMA REVIEW (MARCH - APRIL 2018)

Pharmacovigilance by Pharmacy Practice: Novel Approach to Achieve Patient Safety

Anantha Naik Nagappa*, Sucharitha K, Vaishanavi N, Ramesh Basnet, Asmit Acharya & Vinuth Chikkamath

Introduction: “Pharmacovigilance” (PV) is the process of identifying the adverse drug reactions (ADRs), which happens while using the medicines for mitigating the diseases. “Pharmacy practice” is the process of using the medicines in an intelligent manner, so that the drug is optimally used with patient safety. Patient safety is endangered, when the drugs inflict injuries without warning and causes a patient to suffer lot of discomfort and sometimes even death. The objective of Pharmacovigilance is to keep the observation throughout the process of using medicines, and collect it so that a bigger picture shall emerge which was hidden during all the three phases of clinical trials. Due to the fact that signals are likely to emerge 1 in 10,000 exposures or Lakh. Pharmacy practice is an approach to individualize the treatments, and observe the patients with a constant observation on disease process, identification of patient response and optimization of doses. It is strongly felt that the common objective of Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacy practice is patient safety. Pharmacovigilance is the identification of a patient safety issue after it happens, whereas pharmacy practice tries to mitigate a patient safety issue by preventing it. In our country, the Pharmacovigilance is a head of Pharmacy practice, whereas Pharmacy practice is yet getting popular so that its contribution to patient safety gets noticed. 

 

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