- Keywords > adverse drug reactions
- Keywords > Indicator-Based Pharmacovigilance Assessment Tool (IPAT)
- Keywords > medicine safety
- Keywords > pharmacovigilance reporting system
- Keywords > pharmacovigilance systems
- Keywords > post marketing surveillance
- Keywords > quality assurance - medicines
- Keywords > quality control
- Keywords > regulatory systems
- Keywords > risk assessment and evaluation
- Keywords > seguridad de los medicamentos
(2013; 6 pages)
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. 2013. Comparative Analysis of Pharmacovigilance Systems in Five Asian Countries. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
Despite an increase in access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), fully functional pharmacovigilance and regulatory systems are not yet in place. Strengthening regulatory and pharmacovigilance systems is a global imperative for preventing harm and improving outcomes in treatment and prevention programs. The Asia region both supplies and purchases medical products. A better understanding of the existing regulatory and pharmacovigilance systems in this region can help guide national governments and international donors towards effective and viable pharmacovigilance systems.