Notification of adverse drug reactions should be made mandatory
Adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting or pharmacovigilance is an integral part of quality patient care as ADRs not only impair quality of life for the patient, they also increase treatment costs as they increase the likelihood of hospitalization. At times, they may be potentially life-threatening. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined pharmacovigilance as “the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug related problems”.
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