“Poisons are drugs in small doses but drugs are poisons in large doses”
- Sir William Withering
Any professional dealing with drugs should possess clinical knowledge about Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance. The foremost objective of this book is to introduce the reader to the concept(s) of Pharmacovigilance and its current trends that are of relevance to the healthcare professional.
The book has five chapters. Chapter I deals with Prescription errors which results in adverse drug reactions. Chapter II elaborates all about Adverse Drug Reactions and its focus on Pharmacovigilance. Chapter III discusses Drug-drug interactions and impacts on Pharmacovigilance. Chapter IV includes Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GPP) and Chapter V discusses the current Indian and global updates and practices of Pharmacovigilance.
This book is primarily targeted for the students of B. Pharm., M. Pharm., and MBBS students and can also serve as a ready reference for any healthcare professional. The author has kept the information concise and comprehensive for the topics of relevance and as would be applicable in a real world scenario by any healthcare professional.
· Included adverse drug reactions of more than 800 drugs.
· Provides exhaustive list of Drug-drug interactions.
· Provides different case studies of prescription errors.
1. Prescription Error 2. Drug Interactions 3. Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) 4. Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GPP) 5. Pharmacovigilance- An update of Global and Indian Scenario
About the Authors:
T. K. Chatterjee, an Ex-UGC (Govt. of India) Research Scientist and presently a Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, has been dynamically engaged in Pharmacological & Toxicological research and teaching for the past three decades.
He is the author of more than 125 research papers in journals of National and International repute and has written multiple books entitled “Handbook on Laboratory Mice & Rats” (1993), “Herbal Options” (1st edition 1996, 2nd edition 1997, 3rd edition 1999), “Chemotherapy of Tropical Parasitic Infection” (1st edition 1995, 2nd edition 1999), “Skin Diseases and Treatment” (1st edition 1999), “A Handbook of Pharmacology (2011). Pharmacological Properties of Coccania Grandis” (2012), “Medicinal Plant Abrus Precatorious L.”(2012), “Anti-diabetic Plant Steospermum Suaveolens (Roxb.) DC” (2012), Rodents for Pharmacological Experiments” (2013), “Antioxidant & Anti-diabetic Activities of Polyalthia Iongifolia Leaves”