2018年11月05日

REGIONAL COUNTRIES MOVE TO MONITOR DRUGS RELEASED INTO MARKET


Regional countries have formed a consortium that will build partnerships between local academic institutions and national medicine regulatory authorities as it sought to strengthen the region’s drug safety and post-marketing surveillance system for medicines.

The participating countries (Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya) have launched the program that will monitor drugs released into the market to ensure that they are of right quality as per a given prescription to avoid further side effects as may arise due to affectivity of the drugs.

Under the project dubbed “Pharmacovigilance Infrastructure and Post-marketing surveillance System Capacity building for Regional Medicine Regulatory Harmonization “, will train pharmacists and other medical personnel on safety, particularly the collection, analysis, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects of drugs and therapies.

Among the drugs, the project is expected to monitor are the HPV vaccine rollout in Ethiopia and a mass drug administration campaign targeting lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis in the coastal counties of Kenya.

According to Prof Ellen Aklillu of the Karolinska Institutet-one of the partners of the project-little is known about the safety levels of drugs released for large-scale use on the continent after clinical trials targeting small population.

Additionally, the drugs were often given to target population in mass drug administration and vaccination campaign without pre-screening.

Therefore there is need for follow up on drugs given for an individual to find out what happens for instance if a patient is taking drugs for TB and he or she has other conditions.

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モニタリング機能の強化が必要ですね
Posted by ことり at 2018年11月06日 08:27
TBなどの感染症やlymphatic filariasisなどのNTDs関連の薬剤の安全性等のモニタリングを東アフリカ各国が連携して取り組む重要なプロジェクトのようですね。
Posted by ひら at 2018年11月10日 12:32
低品質の薬は、薬剤耐性を生む恐れも指摘されていますね。
Posted by しん at 2018年11月14日 07:38
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