Pediatrics pharmacovigilance: need of a new sub-unit

Rakesh C. Chaurasia

Abstract


Pharmacovigilance is a new discipline of pharmacology concerned with adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring. Being an emerging section, it gains widespread global popularity within a short span of time. Pediatrics is very special branch of medical science deals with innocent aspect of growing life. As most of their body physiology are varies in accordance to age, therefore ADRs detection needs special attention.


Keywords


Adverse Drug Reactions, Pharmacoenvironmentology, WHO-EMLc

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