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The need of pharmacovigilance activities in Yemen

Alshakka, Mohamed Ahmed and Al-Shami, Abdulkareem Mohammed and Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham and Hassali, Mohamed Izmi and Alresheedy, Alian and Altamimi, Saleh and Algfrl, Saleh (2014) The need of pharmacovigilance activities in Yemen. Global Journal of Medical Research, 14 (4). ISSN 2249-4618

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Adverse drug reactions, medication errors and other drug-related problems are the leading causes of hospitallisation and are associated with a huge economic burden and significant human suffering. This serious issue of medication therapy also contributes to morbidity and mortality. At present, the monitoring of adverse drug reactions was started in Yemen by establishing a pharmacovigilance centre in 2011. Till now there is no published information about its work , number of reports and how they process it. The country and public are facing with many safety problems related to drug smuggling, counterfeit drugs, improper and irrational use of drugs, importation of unnecessary drugs and medical errors. Therefore, it is necessary to make serious steps and active regulations in Yemen to ensure patients and public safety in relation to medicines use.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6772/41293
Uncontrolled Keywords: adverse drug reaction, drug safety, pham-acovigilance, safety monitoring, Yemen
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM300 Drugs and their action
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Al-Shami
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 09:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41293

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