Last year the Yellow Card Scheme by which health professionals and patients can report problems with their medicines celebrated its 50th Anniversary. A conference organised by the regulator which runs the scheme - the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) - was one of the highlights of my year. Not so much for what … Continue reading Public get new tool to report problems with medicines @MHRAgovuk #medicineuse #adversereactions
A curious story caught my eye in the Sunday Telegraph. It told how High Street retailers are sending adverts and money-off coupons to the mobile phones of passers-by. Soon, they hope to be able to track people through their shops; when they pass the sock counter or the delicatessen they'll get more messages about the … Continue reading The best thing since sliced bread? Mobile phone technology and public health.