Med Safety Newsletter, July 2020: Issue 2 published

The second issue of the Med Safety Newsletter has been published.

The second issue provides updates on recent developments to improve the stability of the mobile applications (apps) and enhance user experience. It contains information about recent publications and the updated WEB-RADR website which holds information about the Med Safety App platform and stand-alone apps (Yellow Card, HALMED, UAE RADR).

Through collaboration between the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the World Health Organization (WHO), Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) – WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and National Regulatory Authorities, the Med Safety App has been adopted by countries across the globe. Since the first newsletter (September 2019), App development has been supported in:
• Ethiopia
• Botswana
• Cote d’Ivoire
• Uganda
• Kyrgyzstan
• Pakistan
• Nigeria

Technical updates described in the newsletter include:
• Report configuration (RC)
• E2B ICH R3
• Coronavirus (COVID-19) reporting
• Vigilance Hub
• Vigilance Hub training materials
• Med Safety introductory video
• Article published in WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter
• Article published in Uppsala Reports