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Learning Activities

Learning Activities for Health Professionals

Articles, expert interviews, hot topics, educational activities, and features of interest to health professionals.

Original commentaries featuring FDA experts, covering a wide range of topics related to FDA's mission of protecting and promoting the public health by ensuring the safety and quality of medical products.

FDA Expert Commentary and Interview Series on Medscape

  • Webinar: An Opioid Primer: Legislative, Policy, and Practice Implications
    November 16, 2017, 12pm-1pm EST. Learn how the opioid epidemic evolved and the interrelated legislative, policy, and practice implications in trying to address the dilemma.
  • FDA Case Studies
    Each FDA Case Study promotes active learning through exercises, instructor-led discussions, and quizzes. Designed as a fictional case study based on real-world scenario, the curriculum follows a format similar to Harvard Business Review Case Studies and builds on previous Case studies from FDA.
  • Webinar: "Tobacco Regulation in the US: ANA’s Policy Work and FDA’s Authorities"
    November 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST. Please join the American Nurses Association and the US Food and Drug Administration for this complimentary webinar. Following this webinar, nurses will be able to: 1. Describe ANA’s policy work in regard to tobacco product use and regulations; 2. Discuss FDA’s regulatory authorities over tobacco products; 3. Identify how to access and use appropriate reporting pathways for adverse experiences involving tobacco products; and 4. Explain FDA’s online repository for voluntary reports of health and product problems related to tobacco products.
  • Webinar: “An Overview of FDA’s Expanded Access Process and the New Individual Patient Expanded Access Application”
    July 12, 2016 at 1pm (EST). Presenters will discuss and summarize the purpose of FDA’s expanded access program, including the types of expanded access requests accepted by FDA. They will also describe the requirements for requesting individual expanded access and the costs physicians may charge patients for single patient expanded access. Finally, they will review and explain how to submit single patient IND expanded access requests to the FDA using the new FDA Form 3926.
  • FDA's Menu Labeling Requirements: What Nurses Need to Know
    FDA’s regulations that will provide menu and menu board labeling to assist consumers in making their most healthful choices when eating out at restaurants.
  • FDA Drug Safety Podcasts
    Produced by FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA Drug Safety Podcasts provide emerging safety information about drugs in conjunction with the release of Public Health Advisories and other drug safety issues.
  • Training and Continuing Education Programs on Medscape
    A series of educational activities featuring FDA experts, focused on the safe use of drugs and medical products. 
  • Medical Product Safety Educational Resources
    Videos and other safety related resources from MedWatch, The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Learn about reporting adverse events, FDAs post-marketing surveillance efforts on medical products, and more.
  • Training and Continuing Education (FDA home page)


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