Bayer's new reporting mechanism

21st February 2013

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is harnessing its global network of members to help publicize a new online reporting system. Clients experiencing an adverse reaction to any drug manufactured by pharmaceutical company Bayer Pharma, AG, can download a form to report their experience. Bayer has made this reporting mechanism, known as the Adverse Event Short Report Form (ADR), available as part of the company’s commitment to pharmacovigilance.

Pharmacovigilance, which involves the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse reactions to medicinal products, aims to achieve more than just compliance with worldwide regulations. The systematic collection of adverse events is important to keep  safety information on pharmaceutical products up-to-date. Traditionally more widely used by clients in the developed world, reporting mechanisms like Bayer’s ADR are now becoming more accessible to clients in developing countries, thanks to networks such as the Coalition.

Basic pharmacovigilance training slides are also available; they are designed to guide healthcare professionals through the adverse-reaction reporting process.
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