MedWatcher was created in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MedWatcher is the only app that allows you to report side effects directly to the FDA to make medical products safer for everyone. Also use MedWatcher to get news and official safety alerts for medical devices, drugs, and vaccines.
Take control. Participate in your healthcare.
MedWatcher is a mobile tool for both the general public and healthcare professionals, with easy-to-read descriptions of a drug’s medical uses and known side effects. Anyone can submit an adverse event report to FDA using the easy-to-use form on MedWatcher, follow-up later with additional information, keep track of all previous reports, or post to our online community of others taking the same meds. You can make a quick list of all the drugs, vaccines and medical devices your family or patients use and track the latest developments and be notified when others report side effects on those products.
Clinicians will find MedWatcher to be a vast improvement over the paper and fax FDA MedWatch form. No more cramped text boxes or tiny font! Do it at your convenience and fulfill your professional obligations in a convenient way. Get your patients involved in their health.
Actual feedback from people who report bad side effects or adverse events:
“I wanted to be heard.”
“I wanted action to be taken.”
“Reporting an adverse drug reaction can prevent harm to other people.”
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Feedback from MedWatcher users:
"I filed my report through MedWatcher, only took me 5 mins"
"The easiest way to file a report to the FDA is using MedWatcher"
Available as a cross-platform app for tablet and mobile devices. More information at medwatcher.org.
MedWatcher was created by John Brownstein, Nabarun Dasgupta and Clark Freifeld in collaboration with the FDA Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). It is a project of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The app was built by Epidemico, a technology company partially owned by Boston Children’s Hospital with exclusive license to HealthMap technology (healthmap.org).