PharmacoVigilance -



“FOCUS ON PATIENT SAFETY” also known as Drug Safety, is the pharmacological science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. It started with Pharmacovigilance for human medicinal products, however due to various safety experiences with different products and interactions the expectation for safety monitoring lies also with all other products: - Pharmacovigilance for veterinary medicinal products, - Vigilance for medical devices, - Cosmetovigilance for cosmetic products - Nutravigilance for food, dietary supplements, or medical food Therefore there is or should be a common objective for pharmaceutical industry, competent authorities and health care professionals to raise awareness about safe use of all products, to gain profound knowledge about these products and to prevent serious adverse events.