Why do we need pharmacists in pharmacovigilance systems?

Hale Z Toklu, Edward Mensah

Abstract


Pharmacovigilance is the science and activity relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. Pharmacovigilance basically targets safety of medicine. Pharmacists have crucial role in health systems to maintain the rational and safe use of medicine for they are drug experts who are specifically trained in this field. Effective use of pharmacists’ workforce will improve the outcome of the pharmacotherapy as well as decreasing the global health costs. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i2.6802



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