Pharmacovigilance in Latin America: Current situation and challenges

FIFARMA sponsored the 5th Symposium of the ISoP Latin America Chapter. The event was held in the School of Public Health, Sao Paulo University, Brazil, on 29th and 30th October 2018.

 

The objective of the meeting was to analyze the current scenario and future challenges of pharmacovigilance in Latin America. In addition, the symposium was attended by notable panelists from both scientific and governmental fields and by patient associations representatives.

 

Dr. Fernanda Simioni Gasparoto, from ANVISA’s Pharmacovigilance Unit, presented an update of the Risk Management Plan in Brazil. Then, the award-winning journalist Natalia Cuminale, from Veja Magazine, led the panel on pharmacovigilance from the patient’s point of view. The panel was comprised by Dr. Anthony Wong and Cristina Andrusaitis from CEATOX, Dr. Ricardo García from ClapBIO, Dr. Luis Alesso representing ISoP, and journalist Priscilla Torres, coordinator of patient associations GRUPAR / EncontrAR and author of the blog Artitre Reumatoide (Brazil).

 

Since 2009, the official year of its creation, the ISoP Latin America Chapter has had outstanding new members in the region: ANMAT, ANVISA, Society of Pharmacovigilance of Venezuela, Argentine Society of Pharmacovigilance and the University of Buenos Aires, among others.

 

Author: Maria Alejandra De Guzman – Communications Manager at FIFARMA