My medicine: From laboratory to pharmacy shelf
Drug Analysis Prints (DAPs)
DAPs contain complete listings of all suspected adverse drug reactions or side effects, which have been reported by healthcare professionals and patients to the MHRA, via the Yellow Card Scheme.
Risks of buying medicines over the internet
Leaving hospital with a medical device
Side effects of medicines
Counterfeit medicines and devices
This section provides information on how we are tackling the problem of counterfeit medicines and medical devices.
Buying medical devices
The term 'medical device' covers a huge range of products that have a medical use and are not medicines. This includes anything from walking sticks and hip replacements to glucose monitors, blood pressure machines and pregnancy testing kits. Every day in the UK, millions of people safely use medical devices.