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FDA Basics Webinar: Recall Process for FDA-Regulated Products

July 24, 2012 19 comments

Consumers are impacted by FDA-regulated products daily. Food, medicines, and medical devices are examples of FDA-regulated products. What happens when a potentially harmful item is on the market?

Learn more on Thursday July, 26, 2012 at 3 p. m. ET,  in a FDA- hosted webinar ” Recall Process for FDA-Regulated Products.” Recall Coordinator Cecilia Wolyniak of FDA’s Office of Enforcement will discuss the recall process and how recalls are monitored and publicized.

For more information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics section of the website.  There are a limited number of spots available. Webinar Slides can viewed before the presentation. Archived material will be available immediately after.

Connect With Us: Using FDA’s Digital Tools to Present, Participate, and Personalize Tobacco Information

June 19, 2012 10 comments

In this short 30 minute webinar, you will learn how the FDA Center for Tobacco Products uses a variety of digital tools to engage and inform you about tobacco laws and the dangers of tobacco use.  From Twitter to texting, digital technology offers countless opportunities to motivate, inspire action and present information in new and interesting ways.

The featured speaker is Michael Murray, a senior social media strategist for the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, who will highlight several innovative tools FDA provides that you can easily use to share information and encourage change.  Michael will be joined by Anait Saakyan, a marketing specialist, who will present a number of ways to connect with us via social media.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

For information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics website.  There are a limited number of spots available for the Webinar, however Webinar materials will be made available on the FDA Web site.

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on Hearing Aids

June 4, 2012 32 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar on hearing aids? You can learn about what consumers need to know about hearing loss, hearing aids and the different types, and styles available and how to get the most out of your hearing aids.

Materials from the webinar are now available. We have posted a link to view and listen to the webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can also find materials from past FDA Basics webinars.

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on Steps the FDA is Taking to Address Health Disparities

June 4, 2012 16 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about FDA’s Office of Minority Health?  You can learn about health differences that exist between populations and what FDA is doing to address these disparities to achieve the highest standard of health for all.

Materials from the webinar are now available. We have posted a link to view and listen to the webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can also find materials from past FDA Basics webinars.

Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know

May 21, 2012 14 comments

Did you know that May is ‘Better Hearing and Speech Month’? Do you have questions about hearing loss and hearing aids?

Learn more Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET, when FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) will host a 30-minute Webinar to discuss basic information on Hearing Aids.

The featured speaker Shu-Chen Peng, Ph.D., CCC-A, Audiologist in CDRH’s Office of Device Evaluation, will discuss what consumers need to know about hearing loss, hearing aids and the different types and styles available and how to get the most out of your hearing aids.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

For information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics website.  There are a limited number of spots available for the Webinar, however Webinar materials will be made available on the FDA Web site.

FDA Basics Webinar: FDA Office of Minority Health – Steps to Address Health Disparities

May 17, 2012 15 comments

Scientific advances and innovative medical technologies have provided Americans with the potential for longer, healthier lives.  However, persistent and well-documented health differences exist between populations.  FDA is dedicated to addressing these disparities and achieving the highest standard of health for all.

Please join us for a webinar by FDA’s Office of Minority Health titled, “Steps to Addressing Health Disparities,” on Monday, May 21st at 2 PM EST.  The featured speaker, Michelle Yeboah, Dr. P.H., is the Acting Director of the FDA Office Minority Health.  Dr. Yeboah will give an overview of the newly established office and answer questions following the presentation.

For more information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics website.   There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar, however all materials will be available on the FDA website.

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on the Import Entry Process

November 29, 2011 12 comments

American consumers increasingly rely of goods manufactured in foreign countries: in Fiscal Year 2011, roughly 24 million shipments of FDA-regulated products were imported into the US. Regulating that large volume of varied shipments is a complicated and unending task, and one of great importance in the realm of consumer protection. Every day there are FDA field investigators in offices throughout the country and in FDA headquarters dedicated to providing this consumer protection.

The FDA will host a webinar “FDA’s Import Operations: How FDA regulates imported products”, Wednesday, November 30th at 11:00 AM ET. The featured speaker, John Verbeten, is a branch director for FDA’s Division of Import Operations and Policy and a former field investigator. He will give an overview and answer questions about FDA’s consumer protection activities related to imported products.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA website following the presentation.

Learn more about the webinar, including instructions about how to join.

Upcoming Event: Webinar on FDA’s MedWatch System: How to Report Adverse Events

October 18, 2011 18 comments

Did you know that you can report problems that you have had with drugs and other medical products to the FDA? Did you know that MedWatch can send safety alerts directly to you, as soon as they appear on the web site?

The FDA will host a webinar “FDA’s MedWatch System: How to Report Adverse Events”. The featured speaker, Brenda Rose Pharm.D., a Health Programs Coordinator in FDA’s Office of Special Health Issues will give an overview and answer questions about how to report adverse events to MedWatch.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Thursday, October 20th at 11 AM ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA website following the presentation.

Learn more about the webinar, including instructions about how to join.

Upcoming Event: FDA Webinar on Prescription Drug Shortages, September 30, at 11am ET.

September 28, 2011 47 comments

Do you know that in 2010 there were a record number of shortages of prescription drugs, and that in 2011, FDA continues to see an increasing number of shortages, especially those involving older sterile injectable drugs?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn how the agency helps reduce the impact of drug shortages for patients and our nation’s health care system. Captain Valerie Jensen, R.Ph., Associate Director for FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (CDER’s) Drug Shortage Program, will discuss the extent of the current drug shortage issue and the importance of communication among FDA, drug manufacturers, health professionals, and the public, in helping to reduce its impact on public health.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Friday, September 30m, at 11 am ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA website following the presentation.

Learn more about the webinar, including instructions about how to join the webinar.

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on Foreign Inspections, May 17, 2011, at 12:30pm ET

May 12, 2011 25 comments

Did you know that FDA foreign inspections have doubled since 2008? Did you know that foreign food inspections alone have quadrupled since 2010?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar on foreign inspections where you can learn more. Susan Laska, the Deputy Director of the Division of Foreign Field Investigations, will give an overview and answer questions about FDA’s Global Inspection program.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be made available on the FDA website following the presentation.

Learn more about the webinar, including instructions about how to join the webinar.

Ann Witt, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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