|Description||Consumer Medication Monitoring Service|
Originally launched in 2007 as iGuard.org, MediGuard is a service that helps patients get personalized medication safety alerts - including drug interaction warnings, breaking news and product recalls - while helping scientists accelerate their research by connecting them with the patients they need.
MediGuard was founded by Hugo Stephenson in 2007, and received seed funding Quintiles Transnational. Today, over 2.5 million Americans have registered their medications with MediGuard - making it one of the largest “personal health record” services recognized by the Federal Trade Commission. In December 2010 MediGuard expanded to provide services in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Spain and Germany. According to self-published figures, MediGuard has supported more than 200 clinical trials on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies and universities by connecting researchers with over 129,000 patients.