Knowledge towards digital Information and adverse drug reaction monitoring

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Md Salahuddin Ansari *1, Abdullah D. Alanazi2, Zafer Saad Al Shehri3, Md. Sarfaraz Alam4


Background: Pharmacy as a health profession has responsibility for ensuring the safe, effective and rational use of medicines. It's tough to get any medicine which is absolutely safe. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) contribute to a significant number of morbidity and mortality all over the world. ADRs are common cause of morbidity and mortality in hospital and community settings.

Methodology: Questionnaire based Prospective study on pharmacy-medical student, faculty member and Pharmacist. Study conducted on 150 volunteers of Al-Dawadmi-Riyadh region. Interested participant subjects to enrolled in study and asks self prepared 20 questions. The information's were obtained on special form and data was analyzed by SPSS software.

Result: The maximum numbers of participants were students 60% followed by faculty member (33.33%) and Pharmacist 6.66%. 60% of population agrees and 20% not agree to say that digital Information makes treatment better where as 20% were not able to say about digital information role in better treatment outcomes. 50% thought that through application of digital information  minimize adverse drug reaction, 13.33% were not thought so and 36.66 % slightly agreed. 40% of the population were about the Pharmacovigilance centre of SFDA, 40% also not aware and 30% were in cant say categories. 

Conclusion: Need more campaign regarding the application of digital data and how to use in health care profession. So that the society will take more benefit in health care like to makes treatment better, minimize adverse drug reaction to choose the better choice of drug and in minimize the cost of treatment.

 Keywords: Digital Information, Drug Information, Adverse Drug Reactions and Pharmacy Practice

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Md. Sarfaraz Alam4M. S. A. *1, A. D. (2016). Knowledge towards digital Information and adverse drug reaction monitoring. Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research, 5(5). Retrieved from
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