Last updated on: 13/11/2013
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupSicilian Pharmacovigilance Regional Centre
2) Organisation/affiliationUniversity of Messina
Short Name in the inventoryUniversity of Messina
Website/Homepage 
Administrative Contact
Title Dr
Last name Trifirò
First name Gianluca
Address line 1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Address line 2Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino" 
Address line 3 
CityMessina 
Postcode98125 
CountryItaly
Phone number (incl. country code)39-090-2213264 
Alternative phone number39-090-2213650 
Fax number (incl. country code)39-090-2212711 
Email address trifirog@unime.it
Scientific Contact
Title Professor
Last name Caputi
First name Achille Patrizio
Address line 1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Address line 2Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino" 
Address line 3 
CityMessina 
Postcode98125 
CountryItaly
Phone number (incl. country code)39-090-2213878 
Alternative phone number39-090-2213650 
Fax number (incl. country code)39-090-2212711 
Email address caputi@unime.it
Alternative Scientific Contact
Title Dr 
Last name Trifirò 
First name Gianluca 
Address line 1Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 
Address line 2Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino" 
Address line 3 
CityMessina 
Postcode98125 
CountryItaly 
Phone number (incl. country code)39-090-2213264 
Alternative phone number39-090-2213878 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address trifirog@unime.it 
2. Description
The Centre is responsible for collecting and analyzing spontaneous reports of ADR from all over Sicily since 2003. The database include data from 1996. We collaborate with the National Authority (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco - AIFA) for signal detection and other national/international initiatives concerning drug safety. The Centre has also expertises in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, drug information and drug utilization; several studies are conducted using prescription data from GPs Electronic Health Records. Overall, about 10 people are actively involved in these topics at different levels.
3. Category
University based
Hospital based
Government based
4. Available resources
 In houseVia Contacts/Network
Epidemiologist/Pharmacoepidemiologist Yes Yes
Statistician No Yes
Clinician Yes No
Clinical Pharmacologist Yes No
Pharmacist Yes No
Geneticist/Pharmacogeneticist No Yes
IT specialist Yes No
Ethics expertise Yes No
Legal expertise No Yes
Regulatory expertise No Yes
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