The Food and Drug Administration has created a drug-safety Web page for patients and clinicians, the agency announced.
The page was set up pursuant to requirements in the FDA Amendments Act of 2007. It contains links to the most recent FDA warning letters, import alerts and drug recalls, lists of medication guides and current clinical trials as well as a link to MedlinePlus, the governments own health information Web page.
"By placing Web links to these up-to-date resources on a single page, we're helping consumers and healthcare professionals find drug-safety information faster and easier," said Paul Seligman, a physician who is associate director of Safety Policy and Communication in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "This type of communication is aimed at helping consumers and healthcare professionals make well-informed decisions about medication use." -- by Joseph Conn