Online medicines project suspended

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said it has ‘no immediate plans’ to proceed with the project to make medicines’ product information available online. It launched a discussion about whether this would be useful earlier this year (see here). Despite this and other research indicating support for a ‘credible, centralised and easy-to-use database’, the MHRA has called a halt, for now, to the project, citing the economic climate.