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The study of drug-related adverse effects carried out by pharmaceutical industries to suggest warnings or recommendations for product withdrawal.


(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.


(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
postmarketing surveillance.
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EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries' Associations, also emphasised "communication" problems with the ethical committees, particularly pertaining to questions of pharmacovigila (like the suspicion of serious unexpected adverse effects).

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