Pharmacovigilance is regarded as an evergreen industry. It is at the center stage of new drug development as well as post marketing evaluation of approved drugs and devices. Pharmacovigilance is a scientific discipline which is mainly concerned with identifying, validating, quantifying, evaluating and increasing their safety. The adverse event generated by clinical trials worldwide is enormous and has led to the outsourcing of the pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemilogy services of the pharma-biotech R&D. It would be apt to say that if pharmaceutical business is evergreen then pharmacovigilance is greener. This fact compounded by the increasing number of local clinical trials has led to a spurt in the pharmacovigilance job market in India.
The main activities in a pharmacovigilance involve providing end to end medical, safety and analytical services which include medical review, expectedness, casualty assessment, case narratives and processing, coding using medical dictionaries (e.g, MedDRA), data mining and signal detection, medication error related activities and finally some specialized regulatory services.
The basic minimum qualifications for fitting to a pharmacovigilance career include undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in human (MBBS, BDS) and veterinary (BVSC) medicine, BAMS, BUMS, pharmacy (B.Pharm), nursing (BS) or allied health sciences (BSc).
The Professional Diploma in pharmacovigilance will provide a foundation in pharmacovigilance principles and operations. The curriculum is fully reviewed by the industry professional and is relevant to aspirants who want to join the pharmacovigilance sector from both within and outside the pharmaceutical industry.
The jobs in the pharmacovigilance domain are being offered by pharmaceutical companies, CROs, IT firms (BPOs/KPOs) and consulting firms. The national or regional pharmacovigilance centers and hospitals will also be offering jobs in the long run as the pharmacovigilance network develops further.
ACRI-INDIA is one of the best clinical research institutes in Bangalore to train the students for the respective domains in Pharmacovigilance. ACRI will mould the students so that they become leaders in clinical research profession, who can work in diverse environments.
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- Drug Safety Associate
- Drug Safety Physician
- Medical Reviewer
- Medical Coder
- Quality Analyst
- Narrative Writer