Investigator : Dr. P.Satyarajeswaran
Co-investigator : Dr. M. Kannan
Pharmacovigilance ADR reporting system is very essential to each and every health care system. As per the ethical guidelines it is mandate to all the Research Councils and National Institutes to document the ADR reports. This reporting system started in the year 2009 and is actively & effectively carried out in this institute. There is a tall claim that traditional medicines are safe and have no side effects. As per NPRC of India (National Pharmacovigilance Resource Centre - Institute of PG Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGTRA), Jamnagar, Gujarat and initiatives from AYUSH this institute has given contribution to the Pharmacovigilance system to emphasize more on the documentation of ADRs and creating awareness. Through Pharmacovigilance, quality of drugs can be improved and medication errors can be reduced for the betterment of the public domain.
No adverse drug reactions have been observed on the patients attended in the Out-patient department and In-Patient Department of Siddha Central Research Institute (SCRI), Chennai during the period from April 2014 to March 2015.