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UK government changes yellow card scheme

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7262.658/c (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:658
  1. Jenny Blythe
  1. BMJ

    The UK Medicines Control Agency has announced changes to the yellow card scheme, through which doctors report suspected adverse drug reactions.

    The yellow cards will no longer require a patient's personal details, such as name and address and date of birth. Instead, only the patient's initials and age at time of reaction will be requested, along with a local reference code. This reference code can be either a hospital …

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