Pharmacy in Data Sciences: Pharmacovigilance
Pharmacy is a complex study of medicines and their actions. Drugs are kind of popular substance among the
society, so its safety concerns are now at a priority. Earlier, drug safety was not the primary thought of considerations among
the drug distributors. But the Thalamide tragedy of 1960, turned an eye opener for the regulatory authorities. It became a real
matter for concern. With the increase in the adverse drug reactions (ADR’s), has also raised the demands of the data
handling in the drug sciences. For the better understanding of pharmacovigilence, there should be the inculcation of high
standards of softwares, so that detection of its risks levels can be done more precisely. Based on the ADR’s and its effects,
there arise the signals. The term’ signal’ set ups the link between the adverse drug reaction and the drug, which in earlier
times were not very popular and were also not documented.
Keywords - Drugs, Thalamide tragedy, ADR’s (Adverse drug reactions), Signals, Pharmacovigilence.