This textbook on Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) will serve as a complete guide for healthcare professionals on ADRs. Readers may be able to understand the different definitions, classifications of ADRs, categorize the severity, probability, and causality of ADRs. This book explains the history of ADR monitoring in India and Malaysia and the recent development in the field of pharmacovigilance. Also emphasize the importance of identification, monitoring, documentation, and reporting of serious ADRs. This book further discusses the reporting strategies, information needed to report the reaction, reporting bodies and steps to be taken to report the reactions.
As we know that healthcare professionals are the front runners in maintaining the health of the society and well-being of people. However, the reporting of serious and potential ADRs are merely avoided or neglected due to various reasons. Mostly lack of knowledge on adverse drug reaction plays a crucial role in under-reporting. The people’s myth on reporting that the reporting has to be made by only the HCPs put a negative impact on the general public and this slows down the reporting process. This has a direct and indirect impact on the development of the health of the nation. This book will serve as an essential tool and guide for healthcare professionals on various aspects of adverse drug reactions.
Readers of various countries may be able to get up-to-date information on ADR and Pharmacovigilance programmes. Further, this book helps the HCPs and readers on how, when, and where to report any suspected adverse drug reactions.
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Dr. Palanisamy Sivanandy is an eminent academician and researcher has more than 14 years of teaching and research experiences. He has more than 20 years of experiences in the pharmacy field.
He has started his career as a Dispensing pharmacist in the year 1997 as a Diploma Pharmacist; in 2005 he has completed his Pharmacy Under graduation (B.Pharm) from the Madurai Medical College, Tamilnadu; in 2007 he obtained his Post Graduation (M.Pharm) in Pharmacy Practice from Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He has completed his Ph.D., in the year 2013 from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai and Good Clinical Practice Licensure Exam from Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia in 2014.
Dr. Palanisamy, currently working as Teaching Faculty, at the School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2014, previously he was working as Assistant Professor at KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore from 2007 to 2013.
He has published more than 75 research papers in various national and international indexed peer reviewed journals and has been serving as Chief editor and an editorial board member of repute for more than 10 international journals.
He has received many grants from Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India; Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India; Centre for International Co-Operation in Science, Chennai, India; and International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He has presented many research papers in conferences in various countries like Turkey, United States of America, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, and Malaysia, and received many oral and poster presentation awards.
Dr. Palanisamy has been awarded with 'Outstanding Researcher in Pharmacology award' and 'IMU Achievement award' in 2018 “Education Leadership Award” in 2019, and “Global Knowledge Management Award” in 2020.
He has been recognized as 'Bentham Science Ambassador of the year 2020' by the Bentham Science, and Life member of International Commission for Peace, Rights and Freedom (UNGM 670477).
His main areas of interest are cardiovascular and diabetic medications, oncology, pharmacovigilance, drug safety monitoring, prescription auditing, clinical research and development, clinical trials, patient safety and falls risk medications.
Assoc. Prof. Mrs. Sumathy Arunachalam is an academician and researcher has more than 9 years of experience in pharmacy education. She has completed her Diploma in Pharmacy from Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore in 2000, Bachelor of Pharmacy from Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore in 2008, and Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Madurai Medical College, Madurai in 2011. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the Annamalai University, Tamilnadu on cancer drug research and development.
She is currently working as Associate Professor at Prime College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala, and teaching Diploma and Bachelor of pharmacy students. She has guided many projects in undergraduate level and published around 30 research and review papers in various national and international indexed journals. She has presented many research papers in various national and international conferences.
Mrs. Sumathy is a recipient of the Best outgoing students – Gold Medal award from the College of Pharmacy, Madurai Medical College for her wonderful achievements in post-graduate education. She received the Second best student award for the Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme from Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore.
Her main areas of interest are patient education, drug development and synthesis, molecular docking, natural product development, cancer research, synthetic chemistry, and patient safety.
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