The rapid spread of Covid-19 pandemic globally has thrust drugs safety into the spotlight and the public is now more aware of the role of healthcare professionals and health regulators. The present study aimed to measure the global research landscape on pharmacovigilance (PV) indexed in Scopus database for eleven years period spanning from 2010–2020. The study has sought to use quantitative and visualization technologies for data analysis and interpretation. The search strategy accumulated a total of 2052 global publications data on PV. The findings disclose that the global research productivity on PV registered 8.74% average growth rate (AGR) and 7.38% compound average growth rate (CAGR). The mean relative growth rate (RGR) and doubling time (DT) of PV global publications for the 11 years is 0.27 and 3.03, respectively. The average number of authors per paper (AAPP) is 1.52 and average productivity per author (PPA) is 0.68. The authorship patterns in PV research shows collaborative trend as most of the publications have been published by multiple authors (80.75%). The mean values of degree of collaboration (DC), collaboration index (CI), collaboration coefficient (CC) and modified collaboration coefficient (MCC) during the selected period of study are 0.79, 2.74, 0.72, and 0.73, respectively which highly significant and indicates the better authorship collaborations. France is the bellwether in PV related scientific research as produced the highest number of publications.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Medicine, Pharmacovigilance, Adverse drug reactions, Drugs safety, Healthcare, Scientometrics