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Review Papers | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015
Accentuating the Role of Pharmacovigilance and Ecopharmacovigilance in Context to Man and Ecology - A Review
Abstract: A pharmaceutical drug is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. World is witnessing the increased production of pharmaceutical drug to meet the demand of ailing and sick population. Pharmaceutical drugs are dynamic in the biotic system and nature and may sometime induce adverse reaction, which may threaten not only the targeted species but also non targeted species of both terrestrial and aquatic forms. Pharmacovigilance plays a pivotal, prominent and stupendous role in ensuring the drug safety through identification, quantification and documentation of drug-related inconvenience, helping the diminution of drug-related ailment and delivering secured healthcare systems. Pharmacovigilance works on the facts, information and understanding, feature and mechanism of drug linked injury. World Health Organisation emphasized Pharmacovigilance as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem. Pharmacovigilance holds the task of imparting information to clients, practitioners and controller on the safety and handling of drug related issues, fabricating programmes for effective use of drugs and measures, gathering and considering information from patients and clinical experts. Environmental pharmacology or Eco-pharmacology is a relatively new and emerging specialty of pharmacology dealing with the adverse effect of these drugs on the environment and its components.
Keywords: Pharmacovigilance, ecopharmacovigilance, adverse effect and pharmaceutical drugs
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,
Pages: 2048 - 2056