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Drug Safety Communications
This webpage was developed to provide the public with easy access to important drug safety information. The webpage contains the most recent Drug Safety Communications from FDA as well as links for Early Communications, Follow-Up Early Communications, Information for Healthcare Professional sheets, and Public Health Advisories issued prior to January 29th, 2010. You can also find drug specific information using the Index to Drug-Specific Information.
Starting July 18, 2011, you can find Spanish language versions of the Drug Safety Communications on our Drug Safety Communications in Spanish page.
El 18 de julio de 2011, se pueden encontrar versiones en español de las Comunicaciones de Seguridad de Medicamentos en nuestra Comunicaciones de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos en español de la página.
Current Drug Safety Communications
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA reviews long-term antiplatelet therapy as preliminary trial data shows benefits but a higher risk of non-cardiovascular death
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA approves label changes for asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab), including describing slightly higher risk of heart and brain adverse events
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA recommends not using lidocaine to treat teething pain and requires new Boxed Warning
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of rare but serious hypersensitivity reactions with certain over-the-counter topical acne products
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review of cardiovascular risks for diabetics taking hypertension drug olmesartan not conclusive; label updates required