Created in 2006, the advocacy committee’s main purpose is to make the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) an advocate and leader for patient and medicine safety.
Its objectives include :
1. to inform on ways to develop the PCP as an organization responsive to global and national needs in the area of pharmacovigilance
2. to develop systems to promote patient safety through education and training, and reporting systems.
By the end of fiscal year 2006-2007, the committee was able to come out with a handbook entitled “Transforming to a Culture of Safety in the Philippines” authored by then committee chairperson, Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go. The handbook shares information on ADR reporting systems for the Filipino Internist, drug interactions, detecting substandard and counterfeit pharmaceutical products, among others.
Title: Transforming to a culture of safety in the Philippines.
Author: Kenneth Hartigan-Go, MD
Chapter 1 - ADR Reporting systems for the Philippines Internist and how it fits into our Public health systems
Chapter 2 - Types of ADR/Pharmacovigilance Mechanisms
Chapter 3 - Drug Interactions, the dangerous ones
Chapter 4 - Finding Ways to Prevent Medication Errors
Chapter 5 - Vaccine-Related Injury [Dr. Lyndon Llamado & KHG]
Chapter 6 - Assessing Causality
Chapter 7 - Participating in Drug Trials - Do's and Dont's [Dr. Anthony Leachon]
Chapter 8 - Erice Declaration
Chapter 9 - Detecting Substandard and counterfeit pharmaceutical products
Chapter 10 - If patients get sicker with medicines, consider adverse drug reactions as a differential diagnosis
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