Vitae (Impact Factor: 0.26). 01/2005; 12(1):29-38.


The Pharmacovigilance pretends to satisfy the need of information related to the results of pharmacotherapy, at the same time, it turns into a tool for preventing risks and decreasing costs caused by the undesired effects of the pharmacotherapy. In Colombia, the DADER method for drug therapy follow-up has shown that it is possible to accomplish with the goals of pharmacovigilance. However, more support is required about the utility and benefits achieved with its implementation in a larger number of health institutions. In this sense, a retrospective descriptive study of the results of drug therapy follow-up by the Dader method, it is carried out both at ambulatory health institutions and at hospital health institutions, by students of the Pharmacy program, at the University of Antioquia, who participated in the courses of clinical pharmacy practices or professional practices, from august 2003 to november 2004. During this period: 4.556 patients were followed and 660 problems related to drugs and 3.581 problems related to the use of drugs were detected. These results confirm the usefulness and additional benefits of the drug therapy follow-up of patients by the DADER method, about the fulfillment of the necessity to arrange and to expand pharmacovigilance programs in the Colombia Health System.

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    ABSTRACT: Pharmaceutical care is a healthcare practice that has been implemented recently worldwide. Its aim is the rational medication use and the achievement of desired therapeutic goals that improve the patient quality of life. This review see ks to define and relate the terms: pharmaceutical care, clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy follow-up, which are misunderstood in our field. Likewise, it seeks to show the transformation that has had this practice, from the traditional pharmacist (limited to the production and distribution of medicines) into the comprehensive pharmacist nowadays (active participant of interdisciplinary health teams and responsible for all the medication needs at a political, social and economic level). An approach of these terms to the National Health System context is also the goal of this review. Through this, it is intended to homologate the terminology of this practice in our country and to state future reflections and challenges that pharmacists and different entities will have to adopt, enabling this professional practice to achieve the desired therapeutic goals settled by the health team, thus improving the patient quality of life.
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