NAFDAC Launches Med Mobile App For Adverse Drug Reaction


The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has launched a Mobile Application for reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in Nigeria.

The App, according to NAFDAC would enhance the promotion of awareness and increased reporting of ADRs amongst healthcare profes- sionals, providers and members of the public.

The assertion was made by the director-general of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, at the virtual launch of Med Safety Mobile App in Nigeria. Adeyeye said there was no better time to officially launch the Med Safety App than now when the focus of the world is on the safety of medications used in healthcare delivery as the whole world battles with the unfortunate Covid-19 pandemic.

She, however, disclosed that the App would be one of the tools that would be used for Covid-19 vaccines in collaboration with other sister agencies in the country whenever the vaccines are available and deemed fit on quality, safety and efficacy by NAFDAC.

The NAFDAC DG further explained that the App would also ensure safety of the end-users of medicines and improve on health outcomes of the patients, noting that it would directly reach out to over 10,000,000 pharmacovigilance stake- holders with the use of conventional and social media platforms.

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