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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Oct. 20 Webinar—FDA's MedWatch System: How to Report Adverse Events

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Did you know that you can report the problems you have with drugs and other medical products to the Food and Drug Administration? And that FDA's reporting system—MedWatch—can send safety alerts directly to you as soon as they appear on the agency's website?


Consumers and health care professionals play an important public health role by reporting to FDA any adverse events (unexpected side effects) or other problems after using a medical product. Timely reporting allows the agency to take prompt action.

Learn how to report problems to FDA in this 30-minute webinar.

An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 a.m. ET

Length: 30 minutes

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions here. Webinar slides will be posted here also.

Host: FDA's Office of Special Health Issues

Featured speaker: Brenda Rose, Pharm.D., a health programs coordinator in FDA's Office of Special Health Issues

This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

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