Incentives to Increase Pharmacovigilance Practices from an Educational and Ethical Point of View
Güner, Müberra Devrim
Ekmekci, Perihan Elif
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An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is a burden both to healthcare system and has economic, medical and ethical dimensions. ADR reporting is a responsibility of all healthcare professionals and is essential for the effectiveness of Pharmacovigilance system. ADR reporting in Turkey is still below the average of similar income countries. The main reason for low reporting rates can be lack/insufficiency of reporting culture and limited awareness about the importance of reporting. This can be improved by incorporating pharmacovigilance practices and ADR reporting procedures education and training to both undergraduate and continuous education of healthcare professionals.