Pharmacovigilante’s in the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India: Ideal Qualities and Skills

    Published on:April/2016
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2016; 8(3):291-292
    Short Communication | doi:10.5530/jyp.2016.3.21

    Kalaiselvan Vivekanandan1*, Prasad Thota1, Vijay Venkatraman Janarthanan2, Gyanendra Nath Singh1

    1Department of National Coordination Centre for Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Sector-23, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002, INDIA.

    2Managing Director & CEO, Oviya MedSafe, Pharmacovigilance Consulting & Drug Safety Services, Coimbatore, India & London, UK.


    The PVLs are specialized, trained, and dedicated professional’s acting as the main link between patients and healthcare professionals for ensuring better outcome in monitoring the benefit-risk ratio of drugs. This article overviews the functions of PVLs in the context of their roles and responsibilities in the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India.

    Key word: Pharmacovigilante’s, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Drug Safety.

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