Earlier today, the DRAP (Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan) has launched a new application for reporting adverse medicine reactions.
The application has been named Med Safety and is developed by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
According to the details, after a simple sign up process, Med Safety users can report adverse drug reactions and view immediate reply of receipt of their reports.
Moreover, the users can also view and add updates to previously submitted reports through Med Safety. The app also allows users to create a customized watch list consisting of medications, news, and alerts.
While explaining the basis behind the introduction of Med Safety in Pakistan, a spokesperson for DRAP said that medicines are developed to be as safe and effective as possible, but they can still cause reactions. It is important for people to report contrary effects as this information can be used to identify previously unknown issues with those medicines.
As per the spokesperson, adverse effects sometimes stop patients from finishing their treatment, which can lead to even more serious problems. Reporting adverse effects encourages a dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients and helps professionals to identify and examine unknown or poorly defined adverse effects.