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Assessment of the state of pharmacovigilance in the South-South zone of Nigeria using WHO pharmacovigilance indicators

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, May 2018
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Title
Assessment of the state of pharmacovigilance in the South-South zone of Nigeria using WHO pharmacovigilance indicators
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BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40360-018-0217-2
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Abimbola O. Opadeyi, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Ambrose O. Isah

Abstract

WHO pharmacovigilance indicators have been recommended as a useful tool towards improving pharmacovigilance activities. Nigeria with a myriad of medicines related issues is encouraging the growth of pharmacovigilance at peripheral centres. This study evaluated the status of pharmacovigilance in tertiary hospitals in the South-South zone of Nigeria with a view towards improving the pharmacovigilance system in the zone. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted in six randomly selected tertiary hospitals in the South-South zone of the country. The data was collected using the WHO core pharmacovigilance indicators. The language of assessment was phrased and adapted in this study for use in a tertiary hospital setting. Data is presented quantitatively and qualitatively. A total of six hospitals were visited and all institutions had a pharmacovigilance centre, only three could however be described as functional or partially functional. Only one centre had a financial provision for pharmacovigilance activities. Of note was the absence of the national adverse drug reaction reporting form in one of the hospitals. The number of adverse drug reaction reports found in the databases of the centres ranged from none to 26 for the previous year and only one centre had fully committed their reports to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre. There were few documented medicines related admissions ranging from 0.0985/1000 to 1.67/1000 and poor documentation of pharmacovigilance activities characterised all centres. This study has shown an urgent need to strengthen the pharmacovigilance systems in the South-South zone of Nigeria. Improvement in medical record documentation as well as increased institutionalization of pharmacovigilance may be the first steps to improve pharmacovigilance activities in the tertiary hospitals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Researcher 5 6%
Lecturer 5 6%
Other 19 25%
Unknown 22 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 24 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 4%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 25 32%

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