Statement 5.8

  • Section 5

“Hospital pharmacists should ensure accurate recording of all allergy and other relevant medicine-related information in the patient's health record. This information should be accessible and evaluated prior to prescription and administration of medicines..” 

What does it mean for patients? Adverse drug reactions can occur and must be monitored constantly after marketing approval. The aim of pharmacovigilance reporting programs is to enable authorities to collect the necessary data update the risk-benefit assessments regarding medicines.

What does it mean for healthcare professionals? Reporting of adverse drug reactions is a requirement in order to obtain sufficient data to improve quality and safety of medication practices. Hospital pharmacists can support healthcare professionals to increase reporting and review medication practices.

What does it mean for Hospital Pharmacists? pharmacists should assist health care professionals to increase reporting. Hospital pharmacists should be involved reviewing and monitoring data and define any action needed to improve internal medication practices.