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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

Upcoming Event: FDA Basics Webinar on Generic Drugs, Monday, September 27th, 1:00 p.m. ET

September 20, 2010 3 comments

Did you know that generic drugs are safe and effective alternatives to brand name drugs? Did you know that generic drugs can reduce the cost of prescription drugs for both consumers and the government?

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more. The featured speaker Robert West, a supervisory pharmacist in the Office of Generic Drugs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), will give an overview of generic drug regulation.  After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held on Monday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Sign in early, since 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

Coming Soon: Newly Redesigned FDA Basics Main Page

September 20, 2010 5 comments

It’s been almost 9 months since the FDA Basics section of the FDA website launched. After collecting web traffic data during this time, we decided to make some minor changes to the main page in hopes of improving your experience.

The changes include:

  • Cleaner look-and-feel
  • Easier access to the major content areas, videos, and webinars
  • Restructured slideshow

The newly redesigned FDA Basic main page will launch later this month. In the meantime, see below for images of the current main page (1st picture) and the new main page (2nd picture). Click the images below to see the full size image.

Screen shot of current FDA Basics Main Page

Current FDA Basics Main Page

Screen shot of new FDA Basics Main Page

New FDA Basics Main Page

Post a comment below to let us know what you think.

Afia Asamoah, Transparency Initiative Coordinator

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Materials Available from FDA Basics Webinar on “Using a Food Label to Make Smart Food Choices”

August 18, 2010 2 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about how to use a food label to make smart food choices?

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 Using a Food Label to Make Smart Food Choices, Tuesday, August 10, 1:30 p.m. ET

August 4, 2010 11 comments

What is "% DV" found on food labels and why is it important? What’s the relationship between serving size and total calories? 

As part of FDA Basics, FDA is hosting a webinar where you can learn more. The featured speaker, Essie Yamini, a nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry, works with the science review team at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr. Yamini will give an overview and answer questions about the Nutrition Facts Label.  After the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The free 30 minute webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 10, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Sign in early, since 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 “FDA’s Safety Monitoring of Approved Vaccines”

July 22, 2010 7 comments

Did you miss the FDA Basics webinar about how FDA reviews vaccine safety after a vaccine is approved? Do you know why it is important to have different types of systems to perform safety surveillance for approved vaccines?

Check out the “What’s New” box on the FDA Basics home page to download materials from the webinar. We have posted a link to view and listen to the 30 minute webinar as well as 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

New FDA Basics Video Available about FDA’s Regulation of Tobacco Products

July 20, 2010 17 comments

As part of FDA Basics, FDA has posted a new video with Dr. Lawrence Deyton, director of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.  Dr. Deyton discusses FDA's new authority to regulate tobacco products.  View the video below.

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