pharmacovigilance(redirected from Drug and medical device safety)
The study of drug-related adverse effects carried out by pharmaceutical industries to suggest warnings or recommendations for product withdrawal.
pharmacovigilance(1) A state of heightened awareness, monitoring and reporting of potentially adverse pharmacologic events.
(2) The branch of pharmacology focused on detecting, assessing, understanding and preventing long- and short-term adverse effects of medicines.
pharmacovigilance(făr″mă-kō-vĭj′ĭ-lĭns) [″ + ″]
The analysis, detection, and prevention of adverse effects caused by medications.
n the monitoring of adverse effects of drugs and herbal remedies as they are used in the population. Also called