• FDA Creates New Drug Safety Web Page
  • November 1, 2008
  • Law Firm: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • The Food and Drug Administration has created a first-of-its-kind web page for consumers and health care professionals that will include a variety of comprehensive safety information about prescription drugs. Categories of information on the web page include:

    • Consumer information about using medications safely and disposing of unused medicines;
    • Drug labeling, including patient labeling, professional labeling and patient package inserts;
    • A searchable database of post-market studies that are required from, or agreed to by, drug companies to provide the FDA with additional information about a drug's safety, efficacy or optimal use;
    • Consumer articles on drug safety;
    • Clinicaltrials.gov, a searchable database of clinical trials, including information about each trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and useful phone numbers;
    • Drug-specific safety information, including safety sheets with the latest information about the drug as well as related FDA press announcements, fact sheets and drug safety podcasts;
    • Warning Letters, Import Alerts, Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts; and
    • Regulations and guidance documents