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Tchumburidze, T., Imnadze, N., & Kikvadze, Z. (2019). MONITORING SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICINE (PHARMACOVIGILANCE) THE MAIN TOOL OF EFFECTIVE AND SAFE THERAPY OF POPULATION. Collection of Scientific Works of Tbilisi State Medical University, 51, 124–127.


Today, drugs effectively fight with wide varieties of diseases. Although, despite of its benefit, there are increased cases of the diseases, invalidity and sometimes - lethal outcome, because the side effects of the medicines. In some countries, the side effects of drug are in the first ten causes of the mortality. In each individual case, to line up the effective and safe medicines, it mainly depends on the knowledge and skills of the physician, to evaluate the situation properly. Moreover, the most important aim of pharmacotherapy is to determine and monitor the drug safety, during the use in medical practice. In real life, to realize this idea is possible just with wellestablished and developed system of pharmacovigilance as in state institutes as in private structures or companies. In Georgia, at this stage, the main goal is to develop strong legislation base for medicine side effect monitoring - Pharmacovigilance. The realization of this goal is just possible only if it will be inseparable part of the State healthcare politics and make a significant contribution in safe pharmacotherapy of population, and respectively will be commercially profitable for products’ Marketing Authorization Holders and distributor companies.


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