Almond Pharma is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) offering quality, compliant and cost-effective Pharmacovigilance and Medical Information services to Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies globally.
Almond Pharmacovigilance services (AlmondVigilance) is where companies outsource their Pharmacovigilance activities to us.
Training is offered also to University graduates on Pharmacovigilance (PV), giving them the required support and skills they need for work.
We specialise in awakening the Pharmacovigilance dormancy in Africa where we have identified the need for a revolutionary restructuring of the current system.
Furthermore, it is part of the mission to combat the counterfeit drug market. This is why the company is dedicated to providing you with Pharmaceutical Supplies that meet trading standards.
What is Pharmacovigilance?
Pharmacovigilance also known as drug safety, is the pharmacological science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. The Etymological roots for the word "Pharmacovigilance" are Pharmakon (Greek for drug) and vigilare (Latin for to keep watch). As such pharmacovigilance heavily focuses on adverse drug reaction or ADRs, which are defined as any response to a drug which is noxious and unintended including lack of efficacy and medication errors.
Pharmacovigilance is the practice of assessing and monitoring the effects of medical drugs with the aim of identifying and evaluating previously unreported adverse reactions. According to the EU Pharmacovigilance system, all medicinal products must be tested and assessed for the efficacy, quality and safety before a marketing authorisation is issued.
Once on the market the medicinal products are monitored to ensure that any aspect which can impact the safety profile of the drug is detected and assessed for necessary actions and measures. This process plays a significant role in the early detection of drug-induced harm.
You’re in safe hands with us
Here at Almond Pharma, we commit ourselves to advancing the practice of your drug safety on a global scale allowing you to focus on the core values of your company.
Almond Pharma can offer safety and risk management services, supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer health care, over-the-counter and medical devices support. We can provide and run your entire Pharmacovigilance operations taking care of all the requirements for:
- Case processing
- Expedited reporting
- Periodic safety update reports (PSURs)
- Literature screening and safety signal detection and review.
Not only do we offer Pharmacovigilance services in the EU and globally, we have also made it one of our core objectives to specialise in awakening Pharmacovigilance dormancy in the African continent.
It is no secret that the regulatory infrastructure in some African countries border weak, rendering Pharmacovigilance “non-existent”. This is due to an array of reasons ranging from lack of Pharmacovigilance exposure, lack of knowledge on how to report adverse drug reactions (for health care professionals and patients) as well as cultural differences.
At Almond Pharma, we understand exactly why cases of adverse drug reactions and adverse events are under-reported. We tackle this by providing thorough support and training which is also culturally relevant via the conventional way of E2B submissions and our bespoke app which is a stress free way for individuals to report directly to the governing body.
Not only is this changing people’s perception of Phamacovigilance in Africa one country at a time, one individual case safety report (ICSR) at a time, but we are also creating jobs for local people.
At Almond Pharma we offer training to organisations, Pharmacovigilance outsourcing services, Pharmaceutical supplies and support to National Pharmacovigilance Centres in African countries.
We offer National Pharmacovigilance Centre Support by providing a thorough training to the practicing health care professionals as well as a Patient Support Programmes for the patients. Our in house Drug Safety Associates specialise in collecting and collating adverse drug reactions and reporting them to the regulatory authorities for each country.
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