FDA Alerts

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May 15 at Mission Bay, May 16 at Parnassus. See flyer

Last revised: 
04/06/2015

See the following links for alerts, announcements, and safety recalls from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

MedWatch Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products
MedWatch alerts provide timely new safety information on human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

FDA Drug Information
Index of FDA Approved Drugs

FDA Index to Specific Drug Information This Index does not include all FDA approved drugs. It only includes drugs that have been the subject of a Drug Safety Communication, Healthcare Professional Information sheet, Early Communication About an Ongoing Safety Review, or other important information. Please use Drugs@FDA to search for information on a drug not found in the Index.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
List of recalls, alerts, and warnings of foods, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics.

FDA Drug Alerts and Statements
Information on drug safety and availability for consumers and health professionals, new drug warnings and other safety information, drug label changes, and shortages of medically necessary drug products.

Dietary Supplement Alerts and Safety Information Alerts
FDA alerts for consumers and health care professionals.

FDA Drug Alerts – Cancer
FDA notification of recent FDA approvals and other important FDA actions pertaining to therapies for cancer patients.

FDA Device Alerts
Problems with medical devices may be caused when devices malfunction.  But problems also may arise when users--either health professionals or the general public--do not understand or follow proper use instructions. FDA issues alerts and warnings to explain why problems may be occurring and clarify proper procedures to ensure safe and effective use of devices.

Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers
Links to safety sheets with the latest risk information about particular drugs, related press announcements, and other fact sheets.