This guide of 25 pages is a good basic text for learning about pharmacovigilance.
ContentsWhy pharmacovigilance? How to start a Pharmacovigilance Centre Reporting of adverse drug reactions - by whom? - What to report? - Mandatory or voluntary reporting? Reporting issues - Central or decentralised reporting? - Stimulation of reporting - Under-reporting Practicalities in the organisation of a pharmacovigilance centre Assessment of case reports Use of the data Relations with other agencies Other sources of information Funding
It is available for download here in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian (all as pdf):
English version (341 Kb) French version (110 Kb) Spanish version (115 Kb) Portuguese version (575 Kb)Russian version (473 Kb)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a printed copy. A limited number of copies are also available in Italian and in Korean.
Guidelines for setting up... page last updated 5 September 2011
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