Welcome to CDERLearn, the web page for educational tutorials offered by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). CDER's primary mission is to make certain that safe and effective drugs are available to the American people. There is, however, a strategic initiative to inform and educate people about the safe use of medicine, the drug regulatory process, the vital role health care professionals play to assist FDA in fulfilling its duties, and many other important issues. Online training is one way to share FDA expertise with many more people than face-to-face classroom sessions would allow, and we will offer additional CDERLearn courses in the future.
CDER Small Business and Industry Education Series
CDER's Small Business and Industry Assistance Program has developed a series of Web-based courses to educate regulated small pharmaceutical industry.
Case Studies in FDA's Drug Regulatory Processes
For patients and patient advocacy groups, health professionals, small business, and pharmaceutical and clinical innovators designed to advance knowledge of drug regulatory processes. Each case study promotes active learning through exercises, instructor-led discussions, and quizzes.
A series of educational modules based on The CDER Forum for International Regulatory Authorities Lectures. The modules present an overview of the work of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
The FDA Bad Ad Program and Prescription Drug Promotion
This self-paced Web education course is designed to raise awareness among health care professionals (HCPs) about prescription drug promotion that may be misleading and educates HCPs about how to easily report these problems to FDA's Office of Prescription Drug Promotion.
This 2010 version of “Drug Review and Related Activities in the United States” gives health care professionals, industry, consumers, and other interested participants an overview of the human drug regulatory process. Course time: approximately 90 minutes.
- Medicines in My Home -An Interactive Home
This educational program is designed to help consumers from adolescence to adulthood understand and use the Drug Facts label to choose over-the-counter medicines and use them safely.
- Risk Assessment and Communication
This CME program offered through Discover Health explains ways that physicians can communicate risk to their patients to help them make informed health care decisions. Available for credit through June 27, 2011
- FDA Medwatch and Patient Safety
An online tutorial covering the MedWatch program goals of broadcasting safety information and encouraging adverse event reporting
- Field Investigators: Adverse Drug Effects (ADE) Investigators (2000)
- The FDA Process for Approving Generic Drugs
Credit is no longer available for this course.
- An Introduction to the Improved FDA Prescription Drug Labeling
Credit is no longer available for this course. The primary audience for this course content is physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and dentists. Secondary audiences include other health practitioners who are interested in the revised prescription drug labeling.