Joint Adverse Event Notifications System

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia and the Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) in New Zealand receive adverse event reports for medicines including vaccines. These reports came from a wide range of sources, including from members of the public, GPs, other health professionals and from the therapeutic goods industry.

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Joint Adverse Event Notifications System: consumer questions and answers
Consumer questions and answers about the Joint Adverse Event Notifications System
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TGA Safety Monitoring of Medicines
The TGA, like other regulatory agencies around the world, monitors the safety of medicines, including vaccines, to contribute to a better understanding of their possible adverse effects when they are used outside the controlled conditions of clinical trials
Medsafe Safety Monitoring of Medicines
Medsafe, like other regulatory agencies around the world, monitors the safety of medicines, including vaccines, to contribute to a better understanding of their possible adverse effects when they are used outside the controlled conditions of clinical trials
Overview of how TGA manages adverse event reports
The information in the internal TGA database is analysed by the TGA for patterns of adverse events that may indicate a safety issue
Overview of how CARM manages adverse event reports
The Ministry of Health in New Zealand contracts the collection of adverse events related to medicines to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) part of the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre (NZPhvC). CARM provide Medsafe with data on potential safety issues
Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities – MedDRA
The Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) is an internationally used set of terms relating to medical conditions, medicines and medical devices
Adverse event monitoring internationally
Worldwide, a number of regulatory agencies make information about reported adverse events publically available
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