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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Activities of the Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials are:

*To approve and monitor all clinical trials medicines and medical devices that are conducted in Zimbabwe in terms of Part III of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act of 1991 [Chapter 15:03]. 

*To deal with medicine's post-registration issues. This means that after medicines have been registered by the Authority, any issues to do with the review of those medicines fall under this unit, including the processing of applications for amendments for registered medicines.

*To approve and monitor all clinical trials involving medicines and medical devices that are conducted in Zimbabwe in terms of Part III of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act of 1991 [Chapter 15:03]

*To conduct Pharmacovigilance activities which include: post-market surveillance of registered medicines; collecting and analysing Adverse Drug reports;

*Drug information dissemination through publishing a quarterly drug information bulletin.

 

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Zimbabwe National Pharmacovigilance Policy Handbook

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