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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 11 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.

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), Tuesday, October 26th, 1:00 p.m. ET

October 20, 2010 9 comments

Did you know that there 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?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more.  The featured speaker, Carl Sciacchitano, Director of the Division of Field Science in FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), will describe the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and its role in protecting the nation’s food supply.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at 1:00 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

New FDA Basics Video Available about the Effective and Proper Uses of Medicines and Devices in Children

October 13, 2010 10 comments

As part of FDA Basics, FDA has posted a video with Dr. Dianne Murphy, director of FDA’s Office of Pediatric Therapeutics.  Dr. Murphy discusses how FDA helps to develop knowledge about the proper and effective use of drugs and devices in children.  View the video below.

Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on “Generic Drugs”

October 7, 2010 9 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about generic drugs?

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.

** There were audio difficulties during the first couple of minutes of the 30 minute webinar.**

You can find materials from past FDA Basics webinars here.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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