The eMC website is managed and owned by Datapharm Communications Limited, known as Datapharm. We work with pharmaceutical companies, the NHS, and other healthcare organisations to provide good information about medicines.
Our aim is to improve public health and safety by providing up to date, accurate and comprehensive information about medicines to healthcare professionals, patients and the general public.
We are a not for profit company funded by approximately 200 UK pharmaceutical companies. These companies pay us to publish their Summaries of Product Characteristics (known as SPCs or SmPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (known as PILs, Package Leaflets or PLs) on the eMC website. All the SmPCs and PILs have been checked and approved by the UK or European medicines licensing authority - the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
We have a range of medicines information websites and services.
electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) An up to date and easily accessible source of information about medicines licensed in the UK.
X-PIL We work with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to make Patient Information Leaflets (known as PILs, Package Leaflets or PLs) available for blind and partially sighted people. Where available, X-PILs can be viewed on the eMC and the RNIB can provide Braille and audio versions.
Datapharm was formed in 1977 and is an independent, not for profit company.
We are a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales - registered number 1317421. Our registered office is Pascal Place, Randalls Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7TW.