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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 9 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

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar by the Center for Tobacco Products on the State Enforcement Program, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 1 pm ET

January 5, 2011 8 comments

Did you know that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gives FDA the authority to contract with states and U.S. Territories to help with compliance and enforcement activities to help limit the availability of tobacco products to young people?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more.  The featured speaker, Ann Simoneau, Director of the Center for Tobacco Products Office of Compliance and Enforcement, will discuss the state enforcement program for tobacco.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Tuesday, January 11 at 1:00 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 Web site following the presentation.

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

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

Monthly Visitor and Rating Statistics Now Available on FDA Basics

December 15, 2010 7 comments

FDA Basics is the agency’s web-based resource that provides basic information to the public about FDA and the work of the agency (see January 12 blog post).  Now available on FDA Basics are summary statistics about the number of visitors coming to the site each month, the number of comments submitted by the public each month,  as well as the average rating (based on a 5 point scale) for the content on FDA Basics.    The statistics will be updated monthly and are available here.

Let us know what you think of the new metrics page on FDA Basics.  And continue to check out the content on FDA Basics.  You can suggest additional questions and rank how useful you found the answers we provided.   New content is added on a regular basis (see the “What’s New” tab on the FDA Basics homepage).

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on Melamine: The Cause of the Pet Food and Infant Formula Recalls

December 9, 2010 8 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar on how FDA uncovered and confirmed the presence of contaminants in the 2007 pet food recalls?

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

Check out the “What’s New” box 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

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on Melamine: The Cause of the Pet Food and Infant Formula Recalls, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2 pm ET

November 24, 2010 11 comments

Did you know that FDA regulates that can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your pantry? Do you know how FDA uncovered and confirmed the presence of contaminants in the 2007 pet food recalls?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more.  The featured speaker, Renate Reimschuessel, Research Biologist from the Division of Animal Research, Center for Veterinary Medicine, will discuss how FDA investigated and found contaminants that were imported into the United States and used as ingredients in pet food.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held Tuesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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

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

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)

November 4, 2010 9 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN)?  FERN is an organization of the nation’s regulatory food testing laboratories whose purpose is to detect, identify, respond to and recover from bioterrorism or public health emergencies involving our food supply.

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

Check out the “What’s New” box 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

FDA Basics Video Available about Drug Development for “Minor Use” in Major Species and For Specific Diseases Affecting “Minor Species”

October 27, 2010 1 comment

As part of FDA Basics, FDA has posted a video with Dr. Margaret Oeller, director of  FDA’s Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development in the Center for Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Oeller discusses FDA’s role in encouraging drug development for specific “minor uses” in major species and for specific diseases affecting  “minor species,” which include zoo animals, honeybees, game birds, and aquaculture.  There are only seven major species; all other species are considered “minor species.”  View the video below.

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