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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--3

Veterinary pharmacovigilance in India: A need of hour

Rishi Kumar, Vivekanandan Kalaiselvan, Ravendra Verma, Ismeet Kaur, Pranay Kumar, GN Singh 
 National Coordination Centre-Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rishi Kumar
National Coordination Centre-Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh
India

Veterinary pharmacovigilance (PV) is important for the Medicine which are used for treating disease in animals. It becomes more important when these animals are further used for producing food. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have a direct impact on animals and indirect impact on human beings, for example, through milk products, other animal producing food products. Currently, PV program of India is playing a vital role in assessing the safety of medicines in Indian Population. The safety of medicine in animals can be assessed by veterinary PV. The research institutes involved in animal research and veterinary hospitals can be considered as ADR monitoring centers to assess the safety of medicines on animals.


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Kumar R, Kalaiselvan V, Verma R, Kaur I, Kumar P, Singh G N. Veterinary pharmacovigilance in India: A need of hour.Indian J Pharmacol 2017;49:2-3


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Kumar R, Kalaiselvan V, Verma R, Kaur I, Kumar P, Singh G N. Veterinary pharmacovigilance in India: A need of hour. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jul 25 ];49:2-3
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