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Pharmacovigilance: Timely Information Regarding Medication Safety

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Pharmacovigilance is defined by the World Health Organization as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse drug events or any other drug-related problem.

2. An Adverse Drug Event (ADE) is an unwanted effect or harm that occurs after using a medication where the medication is suspected as the cause.

3. Adverse Drug Event statistics for inpatient stays report which of the following:

4. In annual outpatient settings, Advanced Drug Events are associated with which of the following:

5. An Adverse Drug Event (ADE) can result from a medication error but often occur with appropriate medication use.

6. There are 3 options for submitting an Adverse Drug Event: submit via online form (, download the FDA 3500 form, complete and mail/fax to MedWatch or document the patient’s medical record using the RPMA HER adverse event template-print and mail/fax to MedWatch.

7. There are 2 options to submit an adverse vaccine event to VAERS: using the online report or uploading and submitting a PDF form (this option enables you to begin the report, save it, and finish it at a later time.)