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Adverse drug reaction reporting using Medical Director: Installing the ADR reporting template

18 October 2018

Before you start

This guidance assumes a working knowledge of Medical Director. For installation purposes, you will need to be connected to the Internet in order to download the template from the TGA website.

Download the ADR Reporting template

The ADR Reporting template can be accessed on the TGA website.

  • Download the MD ADR Reporting Form.rtf from the TGA website and SAVE to the desktop.

Install the template in Medical Director

  • Open Medical Director.
  • Open the Letter Writer (F8).
  • Select File; New (figure 1), then select 'Blank Template' (figure 2).
Figure 1: Opening a new document
screenshot showing location of menu options 'File, New'
Figure 2: Opening a blank template
screenshot showing 'New' dialogue box
  • Select 'File'; 'Import'; Select 'MD ADR Reporting Form.rtf' from desktop as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: Importing the template
screenshot showing 'Import' dialogue box
  • Select File; 'Save as template…' and name the template 'MD ADR Reporting Form' and select 'Save' as shown in figure 4.
Figure 4: Saving the template
screenshot showing 'Save' dialogue box

The template is now ready to use.

Use the template

Guidance is available for using the ADR Reporting template in Medical Director on the TGA website.


Version history
Version Description of change Author Effective date
V1.0 Original publication Technical and Safety Improvement October 2018