Pharmaco vigilance is: (LQ)
|A||Study of toxicity of drugs|
|B||Control of unethical practices by the pharmaceutical company|
|C||Control of pharmacy students|
|D||Control of drugs prices|
a. Ideally study of toxic effects of drugs is “toxicology.”
b. However in given options this is best suited.
c. Pharmacovigilance is defined as – (WHO definition) – “science & activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of side effects or other drug related problems”
d. Pharmacovigilance is up coming most of countries. WHO head quarters for pharmacovigilance is situated in Uppsala in Sweden.
e. There are various systems in various countries to keep watch on the ADRs – in UK – green cards, In US –drug alerts are followed. In India; however there is no such system which is working & National Pharmacovigilance program has been stopped due to lack of funds. AIIMS has been one of the national centre for this program.