Yellow Card Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the extent of under-reporting of adverse drug reactions to the Yellow Card scheme.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The reporting rate for spontaneous adverse drug reactions (ADR) is variable and can depend on a multitude of factors. Although some historical studies have estimated only 10% of ADRs are reported, the actual rate is unknown and variable because it is influenced by public awareness and seriousness of the event.

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