MedWatcher drug/device/vaccine

MedWatcher drug/device/vaccine

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MedWatcher was created in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). Use MedWatcher to get news and official safety alerts for medical devices, as well as drugs and vaccines. MedWatcher is the only app that allows you to report bad side effects or adverse events directly to the FDA to make medical products safer for everyone.

Take control. Participate in your healthcare.

MedWatcher is a mobile tool for both healthcare professionals and the general public. Now with easy-to-read descriptions of a drug’s medical uses and known side effects, and how long it has been on the market. Anyone can submit an adverse event report to FDA using the easy-to-use form on MedWatcher, or post to our online community to talk to 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 in the app or via email.

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.”

(Source PMID: 20658130)

Available as a cross-platform app for tablet and mobile devices. More information at

MedWatcher was created by John Brownstein, Nabarun Dasgupta and Clark Freifeld. 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 (

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Recently changed in this version

Version 4.0.1
-Bug fixes

Version 4.0.0
- Push notifications - when another user reports on a product you are watching, you will be notified when the report is approved
- View your past reports from the Report screen
- Send follow-up information for any Reports you submit
- Faster, more responsive app
- Bug fixes & UI improvements based on user testing and feedback
- New & improved design

Comments and ratings for MedWatcher drug/device/vaccine
  • (74 stars)

    by John Brownstein on 14/04/2014

    The design is great, definitely easier to use. And the ability to do follow-ups on reports helps a lot.

  • (74 stars)

    by Tom Brady on 10/06/2013

    I'm diabetic and have had issues w various meds. Medwatcher helps me keep track of safety issues. I also did a report. Was very easy, went straight to the FDA!!

  • (74 stars)

    by A Google User on 24/04/2013

    This app works great for me now on my on my Asus tablet.Great app to have on your phone if you are taking any meds. The design is nice and the the app is snappy and responsive.