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COELHO, Helena Lutéscia. Pharmacovigilance: a necessary tool. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.4, pp.871-875. ISSN 0102-311X.

This paper discusses the potential benefits of pharmacovigilance in promoting rational drug use and the implementation of drug policies, especially drug regulation, based on the WHO International Drug Monitoring Program. The initial development of pharmacovigilance in Brazil is presented and the need for a National Pharmacovigilance System is stressed.

Keywords : Pharmacovigilance; Drug Utilization; Drugs.

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