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Safety Information for Diabetes Medicines and Devices


FDA safety-related information, and MedWatch adverse event reporting program are critical in the treatment and care of patients with diabetes. MedWatch alerts provide timely new safety information on human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. You can report serious problems with human medical products to the Medwatch program.


For additional information, see Medical Device Safety

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