ADRS (Adverse Drug Reactions)

WHO defines Pharmacovigilance as “the pharmacological science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem”. The challenge of maximizing drug safety and maintaining public confidence has become increasingly complex. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies must not only monitor, but also proactively assess and manage drug risk throughout a product’s lifecycle from development to post market. The Pharmacovigilance team at Leeford Healthcare Limited aims to assure the safety of medicines by ensuring reliable and timely exchange of information on safety issues, promoting pharmacovigilance activities throughout the Organization and encouraging its participation in the National & International Drug Monitoring programme through PvPI.

Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) was launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India in the year 2010 at AIIMS New Delhi as National Coordinating Centre (NCC) & today finally it stands as National Coordination Centre-Pharmacovigilance Programme of India at Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad under MoHFW and has emerged to became a WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance in Public Health Programmes & Regulatory services from July, 2017. Thus the national PvPI has emerged now to become an International programme of repute.

To report side effects and related problems about the drugs can connect with us at pharmacovigilance@leeford.in via mail or can download the attached form and send it back to ahead mentioned ID & also at customercare@leeford.in or pde@leeford.in. You can also simultaneously inform the central body if you want at below mails i.e. ipclab@vsnl.net & pvpi@ipcindia.net.

Who can report?
A doctor or pharmacist or nurse or a patient or care giver can report an ADR but if it comes through the designated individuals i.e. first three in the series of ‘who can report’, it will be better.
What to report?
Serious or Non-serious ADRs, Known or Unknown ADRs & Frequent or Rare ADRs related to medicine, vaccine & herbal products.
Why to report?
ADRs should be reported for better understanding of the risk associated with the use of medicines and to safeguard the health of our population & the global community by large.
Where to report?
After filling the downloaded file can send it to below address –
Pharmacovigilance Shell.
Leeford Healthcare Limited,
Leo House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar,
Dugri-Dhandra Road, Nr. Joseph School, Ludhiana. 141116 Punjab. India.
You can also mail us at:
pharmacovigilance@leeford.in (Can mark a copy to PvPI)
customercare@leeford.in or pde@leeford.in (Can mark a copy to PvPI)
ipclab@vsnl.net (direct to PvPI, should mark a copy to us)
pvpi@ipcindia.net (direct to PvPI, should mark a copy to us)
Or at nearest ADR Monitoring Centre (AMC); a list to this aspect can be find attached here
Kindly also check for the updated list of AMC centre at https://www.ipc.gov.in/PvPI/adr.html