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  • Original Article   
    Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR’s) Reporting Barriers and Attitude among Pharmacists in Erbil, Kurdistan Region – Iraq
    Author(s): Omer Qutaiba B Allela*, Naza Shakir Shareef Shekhany and Bnar Saleh Ismael Shekhany


    Background: There are known common adverse effects related to drugs that might lead to death. Pharmacovigilance systems are important for monitoring, safely using medicines, decreasing the number of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and increasing awareness for reporting ADRs in health care systems. Aim: This study sought to investigate attitudes and barriers among Erbil pharmacists, mainly those working at hospitals and pharmacists in private pharmacy sectors about ADR reporting and the Pharmacovigilance system. Methods: A cross-sectional prospective pilot study was done using previously modified and developed selfadministered questionnaires during a one month period from 15 February to 15 March 2017. The data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences software (SPSS) version 20. Results: The majority of pharmacists .. Read More»