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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

AWARENESS OF PHARMACOVIGILANCE AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (PHARMACISTS) AT TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, SOLAPUR, MAHARASHTRA

Dr. Prashant Ashok Shirure, Dr. Amruta Pasgonda Patil* and Dr. Shagupta Akram Naikwadi

ABSTRACT

Background: Adverse drug reactions (ADR) are negative role played by drugs. ADRs are major cause of patient mortality and morbidity. True essence of pharmacovigilance is spontaneous reporting by all healthcare professionals. Under-reporting is very common problem. Objectives: Current study was conducted to investigate role of pharmacists in ADR reporting. Material and methods: It was prospective, cross-sectional, observational, questionnaire-based study among the pharmacists of the tertiary care hospital Solapur. A questionnaire evaluating knowledge, attitude and practice was distributed among pharmacists and filled questionnaire were collected back and data analyzed by microsoft excel 2013. Results: Response rate of our study was 100%. 6 (50%) pharmacists were knowing meaning of pharmacovigilance while 10 (83.33%) participants knew that all drugs available in market are not safe. Taking proper medication history before prescribing drugs was considered important by 12 (100%) participants. 12 (100%) participants were aware about Pharmacovigilance program of India. All 12 respondents said maintaining records of ADR plays important role in prevention of ADR. Conclusion: Pharmacists of tertiary care hospital, Solapur had adequate knowledge and appreciable attitude towards pharmacovigilance but practice needs to be improved.

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