The aim of the study was to obtain reliable information about functioning of pharmacovigilance and drug safety system in Ukraine. Empirical data was collected through semi-structured interviews with experts, i.e. medical chiefs or people responsible for the implementation of pharmacovigilance in health facilities.

A total of 32 interviews in 6 regions (Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Rivne, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky regions and Kyiv city) were conducted.