Pharmacovigilance & Post-Market Surveillance

PV/PMS is saddled with the following responsibilities;

  • Implementation of National Policy on Pharmacovigilance and provision of science-based advice and information on safe use of medicines.
  • Post Marketing Surveillance of all Regulated Products in collaboration with Marketing Authorization Holders (MAHs).
  • Coordination of Pharmacovigilance activities Nationwide.
  • Implementation of Risk Management Plans (RMP) in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Industry and MAHs as appropriate
  • Pharmacovigilance Inspections.
  • Supporting the establishment of active Pharmacovigilance Centers in Healthcare Institutions in the Country.
  • Creation of awareness on Pharmacovigilance among health professionals, healthcare providers, Marketing Authorization Holders and the general public.
  • Promoting rational and safe use of medicines in Nigeria.
  • Medicine safety communication.
  • Coordinating the activities of the National Drug Safety Advisory Committee (NDSAC).
  • Sourcing, collating, preserving, storing, retrieving and dissemination of information on food, drugs, cosmetics, Chemicals, and other NAFDAC regulated products.
  • Establishing and maintaining a functional national database on ADRs and other medicine related problems.
  • Conducting regular survey on regulated products for required regulatory action.
  • Coordinating the activities of NAFDAC Consumer Safety Club NCSC in Secondary Schools and NAFDAC Consumer Safety Publications NCSP.