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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 26 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

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar by the Center for Drug Research and Evaluation on the Bad Ads Program, April 28, 2011, at 12 Noon ET

April 15, 2011 12 comments

Did you know that healthcare providers can play an important role in ensuring that prescription drug advertising and promotion is truthful by recognizing and reporting misleading ads?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more. Catherine Gray, Pharm.D., in the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communication (DDMAC) in FDA’s Center for Drug Research and Evaluation will present an overview of the FDA’s “Bad Ad” program, specifically focusing on how to identify misleading prescription drug promotion and report this activity to the agency.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Thursday, April 28 at 12 noon 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

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on FDA’s role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply

March 8, 2011 4 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about FDA’s vital role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply? You can learn about FDA’s five overlapping layers of blood safety and review rules that are designed to make sure we have a safe and available blood supply, including rules related to donor screening and testing of blood for blood-borne infectious agents.

Materials from the webinar are now available. We have posted a link to view and listed to 30 minute webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can also find materials from past FDA Basics webinars.

Upcoming Event: Did you know that FDA plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply?

February 10, 2011 30 comments

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more FDA’s role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply.  The featured speaker, Richard Davey, MD, Director of the Division of Blood Applications, Office of Blood Research and Review in FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, will discuss how the agency safeguards the nation’s blood supply and protects the five million people who receive blood transfusions annually. Dr. Davey will provide an overview of these safeguards and will focus on the donor screening process and the testing of blood for blood-borne infectious agents.  After the presentation, there will an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Tuesday, February 15th, at 2 p.m. ET.

There are a limited number of spots available for the webinar. Materials from the webinar will also be available on the FDA web site.

Click here for more information about the webinar, including instructions about how to join the webinar.

Ann Witt, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products State Enforcement Program

January 19, 2011 10 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products State Enforcement Program?  FDA is contracting with states and U.S. Territories to help with compliance and enforcement activities in order to limit the availablity of tobacco products to young people.

Materials from the webinar are now available on the FDA Basics website.

Check out the “What’s New” tab on the FDA Basics homepage to download materials from the webinar.  We have posted a link to view and listen to the 30 minute webinar and posted a link to download a copy of the presentation slides.

You can find materials from past FDA Basics webinars here.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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