Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance - RESEARCH AND IMPACT
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Though the program is still in its infancy, Kenyatta National Hospital has benefitted from the services provided by the learners.  Five drug utilization studies have already been carried out and problems identified in drug use were presented to the Medicines and Therapeutics Committee of the Hospital.  It is hope that these studies will be used to modify current practice.

In this year, the learners submitted 33 reports on adverse drug reactions to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board Pharmacovigilance unit.

Members of unit have supervised about 15 students pursuing post graduate studies in Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy).  About 5 papers have resulted from the supervised research activities. 

One comparative study on the renotoxicity of  stavudine and tenofovir was presented at the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology annual  conference in Barcelona, 2012.  A second study that examined patterns of antibiotic use in patients with renal failure will be presented in an ISPE conference in Canada in 2013.