The reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to government regulators of the pharmaceutical industry by consumers (parents, guardians or caregivers) is KEY to identifying drug safety issues and improving prescription drug safety.

Here are the ADR reporting websites for a few countries:

Medication errors should also be reported. In Canada, for example, consumers (parents, guardians or caregivers) can report medication errors to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada).

After Canadians submit a report, ISMP Canada, while protecting privacy, will:

  • Confidentially analyze the report
  • Reply to the individual if contact information was provided
  • Develop recommendations that are designed to prevent mistakes with medications
  • Provide information and tips about medication safety