Assessment of knowledge and attitude of adverse Ddug reactions among healthcare professionals in Bangladesh
AuthorPaul, Sanjoy Kumer
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Adverse Drug Reactions have increased significantly in people and many new drugs have come to the market in last two decades. This has not only the economic consequences but also it causes a number of morbidity and mortality. In Bangladesh, some incidences happened related to drug problem and it took many lives. Spontaneous reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions can primarily control this situation. Therefore, the role of healthcare professionals is immeasurable. However, a large number of healthcare professionals is not aware of Adverse Drug Reactions and Pharmacovigilance especially the nurses. It was seen in this study that 13.3% of nurses do not know about ADRs and 93.3% of them have not reported an ADR. Furthermore, many of the healthcare professionals in this study did not show positive attitude towards pharmacovigilance. If proper pharmacovigilance practice cannot be started, the whole nation will face serious economic and health related problem.