Inês Ribeiro-Vaz

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Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal systemic adverse drug reaction (ADR). It is an unpredictable and mostly dose-independent event that occurs suddenly following exposure to the causative drug. Our objective was to characterize a case series of anaphylactic reactions reported to the Portuguese Pharmacovigilance authority during the past decade. Patients’(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a well-recognized public health problem and a major cause of death and hospitalization in developed countries. The safety of a new drug cannot be established until it has been on the market for several years. Keeping drug reactions under surveillance through pharmacovigilance systems is indispensable. However,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe different approaches to promote adverse drug reaction reporting among health care professionals, determining their cost-effectiveness. METHODS We analyzed and compared several approaches taken by the Northern Pharmacovigilance Centre (Portugal) to promote adverse drug reaction reporting. Approaches were compared regarding the number(More)
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