Practical Handbook on the Pharmacovigilance of Antimalarial Medicines (A)
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241547499 ISBN-10    9241547499
Order Number    11500735 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2008        116   pages
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The Handbook on the Pharmacovigilance of antimalarial medicines is a detailed manual giving a step by step approach to undertaking the pharmacovigilance of antimalarials. It is intended to be a source of practical advice for Pharmacovigilance Centres. It provides information on spontaneous reporting of adverse drug reactions as a complement to other WHO publications. In addition, it provides details on how to conduct cohort event monitoring, which is a method of active safety surveillance collecting information on all adverse events occurring after treatment. It also details how to perform causality assessment and signal identification, applicable to both methods of surveillance.

The book sets out to describe the process of the operation of a pharmacovigilance programme as it might relate to the use of antimalarial medicines... it does a good job of covering the areas of gathering and analysing data, be they derived from spontaneous reporting or cohort event monitoring... Overall, this is a useful handbook for those with an interest in pharmacovigilance, particularly if they are embarking on setting up a new programme.
--The Pharmaceutical Journal