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  1. medwatch safety alerts for human medical products
    [color=#009900]welcome to medwatch, your internet gateway for timely safety information on drugs and other medical products regulated by the u.s. food and drug administration.

    safety information

    medical product
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 14, '10
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  3. by   VickyRN
    drug warnings

    check this feature for the latest cautions from drug manufacturers and the food and drug administration.
  4. by   VickyRN
    medication guides

    fda may require distribution of medication guides, fda-approved patient information, for selected prescription drugs that pose a serious and significant public health concern. medication guides will be required if the fda determines that one or more of the following circumstances exist:
    • patient labeling could help prevent serious adverse effects
    • the drug product has serious risk(s) (relative to benefits) of which patients should be made aware because information concerning the risk(s) could affect patients’ decision to use, or to continue to use, the product
    • the drug product is important to health and patient adherence to directions for use is crucial to the drug’s effectiveness medication guides
    among the medications listed: coumadin, cordarone (amiodarone), advair diskus, and strattera.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 14, '10 : Reason: Updated link
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    2009 Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products