Dr. V. Kalaiselvan
Dr. Kalaiselvan, completed his B. Pharma and M. Pharma in Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai and Ph. D in DIPSAR, University of Delhi. He played a crucial role in establishing a Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), at National Coordination Centre (NCC)-Indian Pharmacopoeia commission. He is working with different partners of pharmacovigilance at national and international levels. He has been instrumental in establishing systems and procedures, capacity building and implementing the technical and operational activities of PvPI. He is serving as member/ member secretary in various committees of PvPI, CDSCO, Revised National TB Control Program, and Universal Immunization Program to provide inputs/recommendations to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on the policy level matters related to drug and vaccines safety, regulation etc. He has published 60 research and review articles in national and international journals; contributed chapters in 3 books and also a patent on ‘synergistic herbal ophthalmic composition for the prevention of cataract’ for his credit. His scientific contribution also reflected in bringing out Indian Pharmacopoeia 2010 & 2014 and National Formulary of India 2011. He also received fellowship from AICTE and DST to pursue the research. In his 18 years of progressive experience in the academic and pharmaceutical research and currently, is being involved in policy formulation, management, research & development and implementation of PvPI for better patients care.