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New system to monitor medicines in the Caribbean

From Presna Latina

Georgetown, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) A voluntary regional system for CARICOM states will allow them to report adverse drug reactions, suspected substandard and falsified products, report the media today.

The project, called VigiCarib, was launched by the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) to help protect patients in the region, highlights Caricom Today.

The text also adds that the system will increase the regional confidence in medical care, as well as send a signal to manufacturers and distributors that their products are being monitored for safety and quality.

In this sense, through this system, CRS may share information about problematic products with CARICOM states, pool data to identify signals, and make recommendations to governments about regulatory actions.

The CRS is an initiative of Caricom and is administered as a regulatory unit by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha), in close collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO).

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