Spontaneous Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions by Consumers in Comparison with Healthcare Professionals in Turkey from 2014 to 2016

Aydinkarahaliloglu N. D., Aykac E., Atalan O., Demir N., Hayran M.

PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE, vol.32, no.5, pp.353-364, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40290-018-0244-8
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-364
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Consumers are more inclined than healthcare professionals (HCPs) to submit adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports, usually because of first-hand experience with an ADR. As consumer ADR reporting has led to important findings in other countries, the Turkish Pharmacovigilance Center (TUFAM) started accepting ADR reports directly from consumers.