Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has requested citizens to use its mobile application to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
In November 2020, DRAP had launched “Med Safety”, a free smartphone application, for reporting ADRs.
While briefing a press conference, DRAP’s Director Pharmacy Services, Dr. Abdul Rashid, said that Med Safety has been developed in collaboration with the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Besides Pakistan, only seven countries have developed similar applications to report ADRs.
Dr. Rashid added that Med Safety is directly linked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and all reports of ADRs are sent to the agency.
He said that DRAP will soon integrate a separate form in the Med Safety application for reporting ADRs resulting from COVID-19 vaccines.