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Medical Product Safety Educational Resources

Medical Product Safety Educational Resources

MedWatch: Your FDA gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.

MedWatch Minute For Health Professionals

This short graphic video gives medical professionals an overview of the MedWatch program with information about how to sign up for it and how to use it. Run time 1 min 27 sec

MedWatch Minute For Consumers

The FDA regulates a wide range of products, including drugs for people and animals, biologics, medical devices, dietary supplements, infant formulas, and cosmetics. Consumers can report unexpected side effects, adverse events, or other problems they may experience with a regulated product through FDA's MedWatch program. Run time 2 min 20 sec 

Minuto de MedWatch

La FDA regula una amplia variedad de productos, que incluyen medicamentos para personas y animales, productos biológicos, dispositivos médicos, suplementos dietéticos, fórmulas infantiles y productos cosméticos. Los consumidores pueden reportar efectos secundarios inesperados, eventos adversos u otros problemas con productos regulados a través del programa MedWatch de la FDA.

MedWatch Tips & Tools for Health Professionals

FDA needs to know when a serious problem with a medical product is suspected or identified in clinical use. FDA Drug Info Rounds pharmacists discuss how FDA’s MedWatch program makes it easy to get important safety information directly from you to us. Run time 3 min 14 sec

MedWatch for Nurses: Clinically Important Reporting and Safety Resources for Practice

FDA's MedWatch Program is a valuable resource for nurses in any practice setting, providing important information on all medical products as well as for reporting problems with them. Run time 2 min.

Bad Reactions to Cosmetics? Tell FDA!

From styling our hair to showering before bed, Americans love cosmetics. Most are safe, but some cause problems, and that's when the Food and Drug Administration gets involved. Run time 1 min 34 sec.

FDA Case Studies

Each case study promotes active learning through exercises, instructor-led discussions, and quizzes. Designed as a fictional case study based on a real-world scenario, the curriculum follows a format similar to Harvard Business Review Case Studies and builds on previous case studies.

BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy

A national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. 

Introducing MedWatch: A New Approach to Reporting Medication and Device Adverse Effects and Product Problems, JAMA, June 2, 1993, Vol 269, No 21. David Kessler, MD.

Original article announcing the implementation and rationale for the MedWatch program.

MedWatch safety alerts delivered to you

Clinically important and timely information about the drugs and devices you use, prescribe, or dispense every day, delivered to your email from the FDA.