Adverse reaction reporting is an important source of data Health Canada uses to identify potential safety problems with marketed health products. Other sources include peer-reviewed scientific studies and information from drug manufacturers and international regulatory agencies.
The new reporting standard stems from Health Canada's consultations with provinces and territories, health professionals, industry, and the Canadian public regarding ways to address the under-reporting of adverse drug reactions in Canada. Much feedback, particularly from provinces and health professional associations, supported the development of a hospital-based adverse reaction reporting standard as an alternative to a legislative requirement.
Health care professionals and organizations can contact Accreditation Canada for more information on the new standards.
SOURCE Health Canada