HALMED in the global top 10 according to the number of suspected adverse reaction reports per one million inhabitants
According to the latest data published by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC), the collaborative center of the World Health Organisation (WHO) responsible for administering the global adverse reaction database VigiBase, the Republic of Croatia has become one of the ten countries in the world with the greatest number of suspected adverse reaction reports per one million inhabitants.
This success is a result of common efforts of HALMED and all the health care professionals, patients and marketing authorisation holders who regularly report suspected adverse reactions. A greater number of reports is an indicator of the quality of an adverse reaction reporting system and each additional report provides additional information on a medicinal product.
HALMED will continue to encourage the reporting of suspected adverse reactions by health care professionals and patients. The reporting of adverse reactions is exceptionally important as analysis of collected data enables better understanding of safety profiles of medicinal products as well as the prescribing and use of medicinal products in the most efficacious and safest possible way. This way, Croatian patients are continuously supplied with safe and quality medicinal products and direct contribution is made to protection of public health as well as health of every individual patient who uses a medicine.