International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 740–743 | Cite as

The role and strategy of ISoP in global pharmacovigilance

  • Sten OlssonEmail author
  • Mira Harrison-Woolrych


Applying the WHO definition of pharmacovigilance, the International Society of Pharmacovigilance, (ISoP) is concerned with all aspects of medicine safety. The safety of patients exposed to medicines depends on a wide variety of factors, where the understanding of each factor is associated with its own professional competence and skillset. For pharmacovigilance systems to work efficiently, a broad understanding of the necessary contribution of each of the different scientific competence areas and professional skills is required. ISoP is an independent, not-for-profit international professional organization, concerned with the best interest of patients exposed to pharmaceutical interventions in all healthcare systems in the world. ISoP offers an open platform for professionals from around the world with different expertise and skillsets, to network and exchange information and knowledge in a friendly environment. The society wishes to become a stronger global voice, speaking up in favour of patient safety and to be at the frontline of the global patient safety movement.


Drug safety International association Non-profit Patient safety Pharmacovigilance 




Conflicts of interest

The authors declared that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The International Society of PharmacovigilanceLondonUK

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