At the Group level, nearly 13,500 reports were recorded and managed in our system in 2020.
The purpose of data collection and analysis is to identify the safety profile of medicines as accurately as possible so as to ensure that the use of the products is targeted as precisely as possible in terms of both indication and target population, primarily through improving the summaries of product characteristics and patient information leaflets. The system is also designed to alert and intervene if it detects a change in the product’s safety or can anticipate any circumstance that may expose society to an unforeseen risk.
Because no medicine is free of side effects, we believe that our activities, aimed at gaining the most precise understanding of the risk-benefit ratio of our medicines, protect both our patients and our products. We have expressed our commitment in our Pharmacovigilance Policy as well. We perform our activity subject to quality assurance standards, in accordance with internationally accepted principles of Good Pharmacovigilance Practice. In accordance with legal requirements, the Company employs a Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance who oversees the operation of the pharmacovigilance system and has personal responsibility for the adequacy of the system.
All employees regularly (yearly) receive pharmacovigilance training that provides basic knowledge.