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What's new in RxVigilance

There is a new sheet available in RxVigilance for pharmacists participating in the Fentanyl Patch-for-Patch Return Program on which patients can affix their used patches.

The Patch4patch program, already implemented in certain provinces, is an opportunity to work with your patients to ensure the safe disposal of fentanyl patches and reduce misuse on the black market.

Starting this May, the home screen will have a more streamlined, user-friendly and dynamic look. Users will be able to enjoy new features, while still having quick and easy access to RxVigilance content. You will notice, upon using the Search box, that the results are presented in a way that is clearer and easier to consult. We will also be revamping the product monographs! We cannot wait for you to see all the changes to RxVigilance. 

To remove some of the subjectivity that comes into play when managing anticoagulation therapy, we have added the HAS-BLED score, a new bleeding risk assessment tool for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

We would like to remind you that the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc score calculator, which are used for stroke prediction in patients with non-valvular AF, are also available.  

  • Monographs
  • Analysis of profiles
  • Travel
  • Natural products

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Vigilance Santé is proud to present an overview of the changes that were made to RxVigilance over the course of the last year. 

New documents
43 product monographs, 40 compounding formulas, several guidelines or therapeutic guidelines, 7 travel information handouts, 2 tables (hepatitis C and insect repellents), patient handouts (zika and chikungunya)

Updates
Antibiotic therapy, interactions, hazardous drugs, medications that affect the QT interval, travel health information, coverage and content, comparative tables 

Improvements
Profile editor and pharmacological analysis, compounding index 

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