PHARMACOVIGILANCE PROGRAMME OF INDIA(PvPI)
Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India, launched a national wide Pharmacovigilance programme of India (PvPI) to monitor the safety of medicines in indian population. Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) is functioning as National Coordination centre (NCC) to collate ADR reports and recommend Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) for regulatory intervention.
Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital(CMCH) Pharmacovigilance centre joined the PvPI programme since 2010.Has been recognized by PvPI and designated as Adverse Drug Monitoring centre.CMCH-AMC started sending ADR reports directly to NCC-PvPI through Vigiflow software. The centre works under Dr.Edwin joe M.D (Dean Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital)Coordinator Dr.N.Santhi M.D (Prof &HOD Dept of Pharmacology CMC, Coimbatore)Depty Coordinator Dr.R.Mani M.D (Prof &VP Dept of Pharmacology CMC, Coimbatore)Technical Associate S.Muthukumar(M.pharm). CMCH has total number of 42 departments and the doctors of 280 and 242 PG students .Our hospital has a facility of 1982 beds in that daily In Patient (IP) of 1500 patients and Out Patient (OP) of 7000 patients.
The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug related problem. This PvPI programme works associated with CDSCO(Central Drug Standard Control Organization),AMCs(ADR Monitoring Centre),WHO-UMC(Sweden),National health prorammes and other Government and Non Government Organizations.
ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction)
- To create a nationwide system for patient safety reporting
- To identify and analyze new signal from the reported cases
- To support regulatory agencies in the decision making process on use of medication.
- To emerge as a national centre of excellence for Pharmacovigilance
A response to a drug which is noxious and unintended and which occurs at doses normally used in human for the prophylaxis diagnosis or treatment of disease
Sources of ADR Collection
Channels of ADR Reporting
- Health care providers(Doctors, Nurse& pharmacist )
- Pharmaceutical Industries
- National Health programme’s
- Suspected Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reporting Form.
- Medicines side Effect Reporting Form (For Consumers)
- Toll Free Number 1800-180-3024
- Mobile application(ADR Reporting)
Action on Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Forms:
Downloading the following information
Suspected Adverse Drug reaction reputing forms (Healthcare Professionals & Non – Healthcare Professionals)
Medicine Side effect reporting for (Consumers)
The following informations to be download through the following link
www.ipc.gov.in (PVPI UPDATES)