New tool in place for reporting adverse reactions to health products.
Information related to the identity of the patient and the reporter of the AR will be protected according to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Under-reporting of ARs is a well-known global issue. International studies have estimated that only one to ten percent of all ARs are reported. Health professionals have identified barriers to reporting that relate to the inconvenience and lack of user-friendliness of reporting. The new user-friendly online AR reporting form will make the process more convenient and should contribute to increased AR reporting.
Visit the MedEffect Web site at www. healthcanada.gc.ca/medeffect to submit an AR report online, to view the latest advisories, AR information and other reporting initiatives.
For additional information please write or call: Canadian Adverse Reaction Monitoring--Atlantic For New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador, 1505 Barrington Street, Maritime Centre, Suite 1625, 16th Floor; Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y6; tel: toll free 1-866-234-2345; fax: toll free 1-866-678-6789; E-mail: Atlantic_AR@ hc-sc.gc.ca.
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2007|
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