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Therapie. 2016 Sep;71(4):351-4. doi: 10.1016/j.therap.2016.05.002. Epub 2016 May 21.

[The congress of the French Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics celebrate in Nancy, 20 April 2016, 40 years of French Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres!].

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Centre régional de pharmacovigilance et d'information sur le médicament, service de pharmacologie, CHU de Tours, 2, boulevard Tonnellé, 37044 Tours cedex 9, France. Electronic address:
Centre régional de pharmacovigilance et d'information sur le médicament, CHU de Grenoble, 38043 Grenoble cedex 09, France.
Centre régional de pharmacovigilance et d'information sur le médicament, CHU de Dijon, 21079 Dijon, France.


In 1976, the Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres were created in France to collect and analyze adverse drug reactions. Even if they have, to date, managed and transmitted more than 583,000 adverse drug reactions to the French and international health authorities, the missions of these university hospital structures supervised by clinical pharmacologists are not limited to this activity. They also provide a consulting and diagnostic aid for drug diseases. Their other main mission is information about drugs and their proper use for health professionals and patients on any matter relating to medicines. These queries are used to adjust and focus the training of health professionals in prevention of drug risks and improvement of drug use. Beside signal detection and identification of alerts, the 31 Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres collaborate with the French Drug Agency (Agence nationale de sécurité du medicament et des produits de santé [ANSM]) by achieving expertise on drugs and participation in various working groups and committees. Finally, Regional Pharmacovigilance Centres participate in scientific advancement through research and publication activities.


Drug information services; Iatrogenic disease; Information sur le médicament; Maladie médicamenteuse; Pharmacovigilance; Public health; Santé publique

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