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Pharmacovigilance methods in public health programmes: the example of miltefosine and visceral leishmaniasis.
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PMID:  21185045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pharmacovigilance is concerned with the assessment of benefit and harm. Disease burden, status of healthcare delivery through government centres and practitioners, existing pharmacovigilance programmes, relevant pre-marketing studies and the likely effectiveness and risks of drugs must be considered for planning pharmacovigilance activity. The risk of a drug may be known, unknown, potential or specific to the context of the programme. The potential benefits of a public health programme aimed at reducing or eliminating a specific condition will depend on the health burden due to that condition, which is a function of the seriousness of the condition and its frequency, as well as the likely efficacy of the programme in reaching its goals. The present article has outlined an approach to pharmacovigilance for such a donor-funded programme, using pharmacovigilance in leishmaniasis as an example.
Nilima Kshirsagar; Robin Ferner; Byron Alfredo Arana Figueroa; Hashim Ghalib; Janis Lazdin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  105     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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