Annual pharmacovigilance report 2013
The Danish Health Authority received the highest number of adverse reactions ever in 2013
In 2013, the Danish Health Authority, DHMA, received the highest number of adverse reactions ever. A total of 6681 adverse reactions were reported to us, which is 35% more than the year before. The boost in reports is attributable to several aspects. A number of targeted campaigns have put increased focus on the area, but also the development and implementation of better IT services have made it easier to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
Especially the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer got a lot of attention in 2013 and accounted for a large proportion of the ADR reports.
Reports from patients and relatives
2013 also marked the 10-year anniversary for reporting of adverse reactions by patients and relatives. Denmark was one of the first countries to give patients and relatives the opportunity to report adverse reactions themselves, and today their contribution makes up about one third of all reports.
Covered in the report
In the DHMA's annual pharmacovigilance report 2013 you can read about the last ten years' development in the number of reported adverse reactions, the five medicines generating the most ADR reports to us in 2013 as well as the different campaigns, focus areas and the European collaboration on pharmacovigilance.