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2021 World Smart Medication Day Recap

IUPHAR held the first World Smart Medication Day on the 6 May 2021 to foster clinical pharmacology development and raise awareness on the safer and more effective use of drugs. Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems worldwide. Clinical Pharmacology is a key discipline for managing these drug-related problems.

2021 Theme: Bringing Students Together

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Countries were encouraged to carry out joint actions and activities to highlight the importance of safe and rational use of drugs such as: educational seminars/webinars, hospital events/stalls, grand rounds, communication and dissemination of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge material.

Other events and webinars that were held include: