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yellow card app mhraJuly 20 2015

Reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions has been made easier with the launch of the Yellow Card app.

The new Yellow Card smartphone app supplements an existing one-stop website. It is the only app that allows patients, carers and healthcare professionals to report side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme, says the medicines regulator, the MHRA.

“The key features can be used by patients, carers and healthcare professionals and:

  • provide a convenient alternative to using paper Yellow Card forms or the Yellow Card website
  • the app is free to use for everyone on iOS and Android
  • is easy to use for reporting side effects directly to the Yellow Card Scheme.”

The app can be downloaded for IOS and Android devices and enables users to:

  • create a ‘watch list’ of medications to receive official news and alerts on
  • view numbers of Yellow Cards received by MHRA for medicines of interest
  • see an immediate response that shows a Yellow Card report has been accepted
  • submit updates to Yellow Cards already submitted
  • view previous Yellow Cards submitted through the app.

Mick Foy, Group Manager for the MHRA’s Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines division, said: “The contribution of patients, careers and healthcare professionals alike in reporting suspected side effects to the Yellow Card Scheme is vital. The evidence helps MHRA detect safety issues and take the necessary action to keep the public safe.

“Moving Yellow Card onto a mobile app is a logical progression in this digital age, allowing us to build on the existing website to improve user engagement. It offers some good functionality to access further safety information, and it will continue to evolve over the course of the WEB-RADR project based on user feedback.”
 

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