MediGuard


MediGuard
iGuard Inc
Type Private
Founded 2007
Headquarters Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Key people Hugo Stephenson, CEO
Elisa Cascade, Head Operations
Bob Winslow, Head Medical Information
Products Safety research and analysis
Website http://www.mediguard.org

The holding company for MediGuard.org is iGuard Inc.. The aim of the company is to monitor the safety of prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines and healthcare supplements. As of February 2011, there are over 2,480,000 registered users in the company's web-site.[1] The company also rates the safety of different drugs using a standardized ratings scale,[2] and has received critical support from patient advocacy groups concerned by the large number of patients affected by serious, preventable adverse drug reactions.[3]

The iGuard company was founded in 2007 by Hugo Stephenson, MD. It is a subsidiary of Quintiles Transnational, a multinational contract research organization.[4]

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Criticism

Qualitative risk rating systems, such as that used by MediGuard, have been criticized for potentially simplifying risk assessment requirements used to inform risk management decisions.[5]

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