Worldwide movement for the improvement of patient safety is gaining momentum;
hence the subject of drug safety becomes even more prominent in the present day
scenario. In context of ASU; with increased use of drugs of these systems, the
scope for adulteration, preparation of counterfeit drugs and development of
formulations which do not have conceptual basis in these systems has increased.
Further cultivation of medicinal plants with laboratory generated species is
being attempted on the basis of chemical composition and is likely to be used in
increased manner for commercial purpose. These changes may have profound impact
on the safety and efficacy of the ASU drugs in the market. Hence a mechanism is required to put in place to address them. Establishment of Pharmacovigilance set up is the first required step...