Pharmacovigilance (PV) is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.
Monitoring the safety of medicines includes all activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects and other possible drug-related problems. This monitoring is carried out in a number of ways, including review and evaluation of suspected adverse reaction reports, published literature, epidemiological studies and additional clinical trial results.
Modern Pharma continually assesses new and emerging safety data as it becomes available and undertakes regulatory action as appropriate. In addition to contributing to the safety profiles of existing drugs, pharmacovigilance activities help to improve the knowledge set and contribute to the breadth of epidemiological data.
Pharmacovigilance is therefore vital for the advancement of medical understanding, future research and product development. Any improvements in safety or understanding will ultimately lead to improvements in patient care.
What is an adverse reaction?
An adverse reaction is formally defined as a ‘response to a medicinal product which is noxious and unintended’. This definition includes any harm associated with the use of a medicine including use following overdose, misuse or error.
Report a possible side effect
At Modern Pharma we take the safety of our patients and consumers very seriously. We know that side effects can happen but it is not always possible to predict who will get them. For this reason, it is vital for us to continuously monitor the safety of our products. By hearing about your experiences and others like you we are able to offer the best possible advice to those using Modern Pharma products.