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ISRN Pharmacology
Volume 2014, Article ID 259476, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/259476
Research Article

Effect of Educational Intervention on Adverse Drug Reporting by Physicians: A Cross-Sectional Study

1Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Virbhadra Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249 201, India
2Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248140, India

Received 30 January 2014; Accepted 20 February 2014; Published 18 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. Gervasini and T. B. Vree

Copyright © 2014 Manisha Bisht et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In India, the pharmacovigilance program is still in its infancy. National Pharmacovigilance Program of India was started for facilitating the pharmacovigilance activities. The ADR reporting rate is still below satisfactory in India. This cross-sectional questionnaire based study was carried out in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Uttarakhand, which is a peripheral ADR monitoring centre to assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and the practices of pharmacovigilance among the doctors and to compare it with the group of doctors attending educational CME for improving awareness of pharmacovigilance. The most important revelation of this study was that although adequate knowledge and the right attitude about adverse drug reaction reporting were instigated in the doctors after the educational intervention, the practice was still neglectful in both groups, emphasizing the need to design the strategies to develop adverse drug reaction reporting culture.