Earlier this week, fifty years on from its inception, the Yellow Card Scheme entered the digital age, as Life Sciences Minister, George Freeman MP, launched a new free-access mobile app.

The Yellow Card Scheme was established in 1964 by Sir Derrick Dunlop, Chair of the Committee on the Safety of Drugs, following the thalidomide disaster, to provide an early warning of possible hazards through the collection and monitoring of suspected adverse drug reactions.

Yellow Cards are used alongside other scientific safety information to help the MHRA make changes, if necessary, to the warnings given to people taking a medicine or vaccine, or to the way they are used, to minimise potential risks.

Watch George Freeman talk about the benefits of the new app in this week’s video, below.

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