phar·​ma·​co·​vig·​i·​lance ˌfär-mə-kō-ˈvi-jə-lən(t)s How to pronounce pharmacovigilance (audio)
: the monitoring, evaluation, and prevention of adverse effects associated with the administration of medicines
With generic drugs now accounting for more than 75% of U.S. prescriptions, imposing even a minimal fee on each prescription would provide the revenue for an important investment in pharmacovigilance for late-arising safety issues.Aaron S. Kesselheim et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Pharmacovigilance.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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