Hayley M. Vergani, Giulia Calvini, Gloria Mangini, Francesca Mattioli, Aurora Parodi, Martina Burlando, Giorgia Bodini, Antonietta Martelli
||Int. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2020, Vol.58 (4), pp.208-213
||Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle GmbH & Co. KG
Objective: To help identify adverse events (AEs) in new biologic therapies and to spread the culture of pharmaceutical surveillance among patients affected by psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Materials and methods: This active pharmacovigilance program provided all patients with telephone follow-ups (FU), carried out by a clinical pharmacologist for a total duration of 1 year. Collected AEs were classified according to the MedDRA dictionary. Results: 21 patients with psoriasis and 10 patients with IBD were enrolled. In our sample, the AEs reported were frequent but mild, underlining the crucial role of active pharmacovigilance in detecting minor AEs rarely spontaneously reported by the patients. Conclusion: According to our experience, a multidisciplinary team is recommended... to manage complex therapies improving AE reporting and promoting greater therapeutic adherence.