Pharmacovigilance: A Necessary Tool for Drug Safety Monitoring Globally


  • Asra Mansuri Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India
  • Tabrez Uz Zaman Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India


Pharmacovigilance, which is like a parasol to define the procedures for monitoring and analysing adverse drug reactions (ADRs), is a crucial part of efficient clinical practise, public health initiatives, and drug control systems. The volume of data processed has increased as a result of the rise in reported adverse drug reactions (ADRs), and understanding pharmacovigilance requires a high degree of skill in order to quickly identify medication hazards and defend the product against an unwarranted removal. An impartial method of evaluation would strengthen the present global network of pharmacovigilance centres, which is managed by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre. This would take into account contentious and significant medication safety problems that might have a negative impact on public health across international borders. Pharmacovigilance has recently focused mostly on identifying previously unrecognised or poorly understood adverse medication occurrences. Pharmacovigilance is a crucial and essential component of clinical research, and it is now expanding in many nations. However, with the turn of the millennium, pharmacovigilance confronts enormous hurdles in aspect of improving safety and monitoring of medications. Today, several pharmacovigilance centres are engaged for drug safety monitoring in this global arena. In this overview, we'll talk about medication safety, the function of international pharmacovigilance centres, the advantages and drawbacks of pharmacovigilance, and how it may be used in the future by the healthcare industry.

Keywords: Drug safety, Adverse drug reaction, Drug Monitoring, Erice declaration, pharmacovigilance

Keywords: Drug safety, Adverse drug reaction, Drug Monitoring, Erice declaration, pharmacovigilance


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Author Biographies

Asra Mansuri, Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India

Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India

Tabrez Uz Zaman, Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India


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Mansuri A, Zaman TU. Pharmacovigilance: A Necessary Tool for Drug Safety Monitoring Globally. JDDT [Internet]. 15Apr.2024 [cited 12Jul.2024];14(4):96-03. Available from: