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Food Safety during Power Outages
Weather emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take if the power goes out. [vpfood]
Views: 24945 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Get Smart About Antibiotics
You don't always need antibiotics when you're sick—only for infections caused by bacteria. And overuse is causing a global health problem. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm092810.htm [vpdrugs]
Views: 35876 USFoodandDrugAdmin
4 Tips to Outsmarting Poisonous Plants
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard all year round. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters. For more information: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm049342.htm
Views: 46955 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Kids 'n Fiber
Getting kids to eat the fiber they need can be a challenge. Join FDA dietitian, nutritionist, and mom Shirley Blakely and a group of hungry Kids in a kitchen for some good-tasting high fiber foods. [vpfood] For more about fiber go to: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm270899.htm
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5 Ways to Safely Use Nail Drying and Curing Lamps
If you’ve used gel nail polish, or have acrylic or gel nails, you’ve probably used ultraviolet (UV) nail curing lamps. These lamps are used to dry or “cure” acrylic or gel nails and gel nail polish, and they feature lamps or LEDs that emit UV radiation. Learn five ways to help reduce your UV exposure from these nail curing lamps—and how to use these products safely. (00:00) Introduction and risk information (00:48) 5 Ways to Reduce UV Exposure Want more information? Check out, "How to Safely Use Nail Care Cosmetics and Nail Drying Devices, “ at http://www.fda.gov/nailsafety.
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The Basics of Biosimilars
What are biosimilar products, and why are they important to the health care and patient communities? Learn more with Leah Christl, Ph.D., Associate Director for Therapeutic Biologics and lead of the Office of New Drugs (OND) Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars staff at FDA CDER. For more information, visit https://www.FDA.gov/biosimilars .
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FDA Drug Info Rounds, July 2012: Patents and Exclusivity
Patents and exclusivity work in a similar fashion but are distinctly different from one another. Patents are granted by the patent and trademark office anywhere along the development lifeline of a drug and can encompass a wide range of claims. Exclusivity is exclusive marketing rights granted by the FDA upon approval of a drug and can run concurrently with a patent or not. Exclusivity is a statutory provision and is granted to an NDA applicant if statutory requirements are met. Exclusivity was designed to promote a balance between new drug innovation and generic drug competition. [vpdrugs]
Views: 8567 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Gene Therapy Inside Out
Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works. For more detailed information on gene therapy go to: http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm589197.htm
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LASIK Surgery and its Risks
The FDA developed this video to inform potential patients about the risks of LASIK. The video includes images of common visual problems that a LASIK patient may see. [vpmedicaldevices]
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Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving it Safely
Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthful diet. They contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and aid in children's proper growth and development. As you enjoy fresh and frozen seafood, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness. [vpfood]
Views: 59026 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Giving Medicine to Children
When young children are sick and cranky, it can be tough to get them to take their medicine. Watch this video for tips from an FDA pediatrician on giving the dose without the battle. For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm291741.htm [vpdrugs]
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Teaching Kids About Using Medicine Safely
Kids grow up fast. As they do we teach them as much as we can about safety. Watch this video for tips from an FDA pediatrician on teaching older kids about using medicine safely. For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm291872.htm [vpdrugs]
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La etiqueta de Información Nutricional ¡Búscala y úsala!
Este corto, pegadizo vídeo muestra dónde localizar la información clave en la etiqueta de Información Nutricional que se encuentra en los envases de alimentos y bebidas. Adecuado para niños y adultos por igual, ofrece una visión general rápida de calorías , tamaño de la porción y raciones por envase, y nutrientes para ayudar a consumidores a tomar decisiones saludables cuando se comparan los alimentos.
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CD-3: A New Tool in FDA's Fight Against Counterfeit Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitors products from all over the world, not just at the border. And part of that responsibility is stopping counterfeit and falsified products before they reach American consumers -- a significant challenge made more difficult by sheer volume and the need for scientific analysis. To meet this challenge, FDA scientists have developed CD-3, a counterfeit detection device that provides a real time, low cost, portable solution that can be deployed almost anywhere. [VPmedicaldevices]
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Preventing Fires in the Operating Room -- APSF video
An estimated 600 surgical fires occur each year in the U.S. Although most are minor, some result in serious injury, disfigurement, or even death. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) says the vast majority of these fires are preventable. With the assistance of ECRI Institute, APSF recently produced a video about why operating room fires occur and the "best practices" to keep them from happening. The video describes the "Surgical Fire Triangle", when an ignition source, a fuel, and oxygen come together. APSF says that the majority of OR fires occur when high oxygen concentrations are present, particularly in procedures involving the head, neck and upper chest. An enriched oxygen environment occurs when the concentration of oxygen exceeds that of ordinary room air. APSF says that it is vital for OR personnel to consider whether supplemental oxygen is really necessary for each patient, and describes precautions to take if it is. For example, avoid using an open delivery source such as a nasal cannula. Ignition sources, like electrosurgical pencils and lasers, form another leg of the "Surgical Fire Triangle". Fuel sources, such as drapes and alcohol-based prep solutions, complete the triangle. To help OR team members learn how to prevent operating room fires, APSF is distributing complementary copies of the video on DVD. Request the DVD or watch it online at: www.apsf.org/resources_video.php FDA Patient Safety News: December 2010 For more information, please see our website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/transcript.cfm?show=105#6 [vpdrugs]
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5 Things You Need to Know About the Drug Approval Process
This hand drawn white board video illustrates the 5 important stages of drug approval by the FDA. Discovery and Screening, IND Application Submission, Clinical Trials, Application Review and Inspections, and Safety Monitoring.
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Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos de la FDA: Un Manual de la FDA
"FDA Food Safety Modernization Act" (Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos de la FDA) es un video que explica cómo la nueva ley hace de la prevención desde la granja hasta la mesa la base de la inocuidad alimentaria. El video describe cómo el prevenir problemas antes de que ocurran en crítico dado el complejo suministro global de alimentos de hoy en día y los patógenos emergentes que son especialmente peligrosos para poblaciones vulnerables. Finalmente, el video explica cómo la ley aplica tanto a alimentos nacionales como importados, y que para tener éxito, se requiere que todos aquellos involucrados en el proceso de producción entiendan y acepten sus responsabilidades.
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Kefauver-Harris Amendments Revolutionized Drug Development
The year 1962 was one filled with drama on the national and international stages. The world came to the brink of nuclear war over the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. The first James Bond film ("Dr. No") was released. Actress Marilyn Monroe died. Set against this turbulent backdrop was the devastation of thalidomide, a sedative used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women that was causing birth defects in Europe, Canada and other countries. Watch the video above to learn how the FDA prevented the devastating effects of this drug in the United States. [vpdrugs]
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Don't Take This With That: Grapefruit, Drug Interaction
Grapefruit juice can delay, increase or enhance the reaction of some drugs. Check your prescription labels for warnings of potentially dangerous grapefruit interactions. [vpdrugs]
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Food Allergies: Reducing the Risk (Consumer Update)
This FDA Consumer Update video highlights how FDA is working to ensure that allergens in food are clearly and accurately labeled. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm089307.htm [vpfood]
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Avoiding Drug Interactions (Consumer Update)
This FDA Consumer Update video provides helpful tips to avoid the three main types of interactions: drugs with food and beverages, drugs with dietary supplements, and drugs with other drugs. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm096386.htm [vpdrugs]
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FDA and CPSC: Don't Use Infant Sleep Positioners
FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are warning people not to use sleep positioners for their babies, because there is a chance they could suffocate. In the last 13 years, at least 12 babies between the ages of one and four months have died when they suffocated in positioners, or when they became trapped between a sleep positioner and the side of their crib or bassinet. People have been using positioners to keep their babies in certain positions when they sleep. Some positioners are flat pads with side bolsters. Others are inclined like a wedge, or have some other design. These products may be promoted to reduce acid reflux, minimize "flat head" syndrome, or even to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But there is no scientific evidence to support any of these claims. Many parents and other people who care for babies know that babies should be placed on their backs to sleep. This reduces the chance of SIDS by nearly half. They may worry about how to make sure their babies stay on their backs. But once babies are able to roll over onto their tummies, it is okay to leave them there, because babies who can flip over can also turn their heads, which reduces their chance of suffocation. However, if babies flip over or scoot around while in a sleep positioner, they can have a hard time freeing their faces from the device or they can become trapped between the positioner and the side of their crib or bassinet. So do not use infant sleep positioners. They are not necessary, and they can be dangerous. Put your baby to sleep on his or her back, and keep the crib free of pillows, comforters, quilts and toys. That way, your baby has room to safely move or turn while sleeping. Here is an easy way to remember - follow the ABCs of safe sleep - Alone on the Back in a bare Crib. And if you have any questions, contact your child's healthcare provider. FDA Patient Safety News: December 2010 For more information, please see our website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/transcript.cfm?show=105#8 [vpmedicaldevices]
Views: 15446 USFoodandDrugAdmin
How Sunscreen Works
Not all sunscreens are created equal. Listen to an explanation of how they work to reduce the risk of sunburn, early skin aging and cancer. And read the Consumer Update at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm258416.htm [vpdrugs]
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Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juices
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry an amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. As you enjoy fresh produce and fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness. [vpfood]
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Data Requirements for Biosimilars
FDA-approved biosimilars require data from multiple studies and analytical tools to demonstrate analytical similarity to reference products. Learn more with Dr. Steve Kozlowski, M.D., Director at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. For more information, visit https://www.FDA.gov/biosimilars
Views: 2165 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Identifying Recalled Products
FDA Consumer Safety Officer Armando Zamora explains what to do if you think you may have a recalled product. There are many numbers and dates on the foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other products we use every day. Some help manufacturers track inventory, while others help retailers ensure quality. But when unsafe products must be removed from the market, these numbers and dates can also help identify them quickly. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm248864.htm [vpagency]
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Chemicals in Every Puff of Cigarette Smoke – Combustion Stage
What’s in a cigarette? Chemicals are found in every puff of cigarette smoke. If you smoke, or if you’re exposed to secondhand smoke, you inhale at least 70 cancer-causing chemicals, along with acrolein, benzene, and many others. They’re known to cause disastrous health effects, such as lung disease, heart disease and cancers. To view more videos, visit http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ProductsIngredientsComponents/ucm535235.htm
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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 (FDA) gets involved. If you've had a negative reaction to a beauty, personal hygiene, or makeup product, report it to FDA. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm241820.htm [vpcosmetics]
Views: 20306 USFoodandDrugAdmin
Your Food Is Trying To Tell You Something!
This colorful animated video short for kids focuses on using the Nutrition Facts Label to make healthy dietary choices. Watch it to discover what you need to know about calories, serving size, and the nutrients you should aim to get less of. Read the Label and you can be a winner every time! [vpfood]
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Employees are the FIRST Line of Food Defense (English)
Employees FIRST is an FDA initiative that food industry managers can include in their ongoing employee food defense training programs. Employees FIRST educate front-line food industry workers from farm to table about the risk of intentional food contamination and the actions they can take to identify and reduce these risks. [vpfood]
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FDA Drug Info Rounds, July 2012: Accelerated Approval Program
The FDA instituted its Accelerated Approval Program to allow for earlier approval of drugs that treat serious diseases, and that fill an unmet medical need based on a surrogate endpoint. A surrogate endpoint is a marker that is used in clinical trials as an indirect or substitute measurement that represents a clinically meaningful outcome. The use of a surrogate endpoint can considerably shorten the time required prior to receiving FDA approval. Drug companies are still required to conduct studies to confirm the anticipated clinical benefit. These studies are known as phase 4 confirmatory trials. If the confirmatory trial shows that the drug actually provides a clinical benefit, then the FDA grants traditional approval for the drug. If the confirmatory trial does not show that the drug provides clinical benefit, FDA has regulatory procedures in place that could lead to removing the drug from the market. For more information, please see our website: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForPatientAdvocates/SpeedingAccesstoImportantNewTherapies/ucm128291.htm [vpdrugs]
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Preventing Cross-Contamination in Endoscope Processing
The FDA, the CDC and the Department of Veterans Affairs have issued a joint safety communication cautioning healthcare facilities about the risks to patients if endoscopes and their accessories are not processed properly between patients. The communication points out that if flexible endoscopes are not cleaned and then disinfected or sterilized adequately, patients can be exposed to body fluids and tissue contaminants from prior patients. The three agencies are concerned about this problem because of continuing reports to FDA of processing errors. These include the use of improper accessories for endoscopy irrigation setups, improper reprocessing intervals for reusable endoscopy accessories, failure to discard single-use accessories, and failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for endoscope processing. The safety communication stresses that the only way facilities can assure that their patients are adequately protected against cross contamination is to set up a quality system program covering all aspects of endoscopy processing, and then to rigorously comply with it. The communication provides several general recommendations for a quality system program, plus a more detailed set of recommended policies and procedures. Here's a summary of the general recommendations: • Establish an institutional program with written procedures for endoscope processing, and ensure that those responsible for processing understand the importance of this job. • Train and re-train employees to process endoscopy equipment properly, periodically assess their competence, and be sure they follow the endoscope manufacturer's processing instructions. • Be sure staff members understand that endoscopes cannot be properly disinfected or sterilized without first cleaning them thoroughly in order to remove gross contamination and debris. • Be sure your automatic endoscope reprocessor or sterilizer is compatible with the endoscope, and that the connecting parts of these devices fit properly. • Finally, be sure that endoscopes or accessories that will come in contact with sterile tissue are sterilized before each use, and that endoscopes that will come in contact with intact mucous membranes -- in the respiratory and GI tracts, for example -- undergo at least high level disinfection before each use. The safety communication also lists the responsibilities of manufacturers in helping to assure that endoscopes and their accessories are properly processed. FDA Patient Safety News: February 2010 For more information, please see our website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/transcript.cfm?show=95#7 [vpmedicaldevices]
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FDA's New Food Safety Law
"FDA's New Food Safety Law" video explains how the new law makes prevention from farm to table the basis of food safety. It describes how preventing problems before they occur is critical given today's complex, global food supply and the emerging pathogens that are especially threatening to vulnerable populations. Finally, the video explains how the law applies to both domestic and imported foods, and to be successful requires that everyone in the food production process understands and accepts their responsibility. For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm249243.htm
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How Biomarkers Can Improve the Drug Development Process
Dr. Susan McCune of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research discusses some ways that biomarkers are being used to improve drug development. FDA recognizes biomarker development as a high priority area for future research and collaboration among stakeholders and is taking action to better understand biomarkers used in drug development. CDER’s Biomarker Qualification Program strives to make biomarker data publicly available by establishing a biomarker’s value for a particular context of use in drug development and regulatory review. Learn more about FDA’s biomarker qualification program at http://www.fda.gov/biomarkerqualificationprogram. Access the Examples of Biomarkers Used as Outcomes in Development of FDA-Approved New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and New Biological Therapeutics (October 2007to December 2015) at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DrugDevelopmentToolsQualificationProgram/ucm483052.htm.
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REMS (February 2015)
REMS are required risk management plans that use risk minimization strategies beyond the professional labeling to ensure that the benefits of certain prescription drugs outweigh their risks. FDA Drug Info Rounds pharmacists discuss the many components of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and how they can help manage a drug product with known or potential serious risks.
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How FDA's Science and Engineering Labs Solve Public Health Problems: The Huber Needle Story
This video shows how FDA solved a complex problem involving Huber needles based on scientific investigations conducted by FDA's Office of Science and Engineering Labs. [vpagency]
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The 3Rs of 3D Printing: FDA’s Role
For Consumers: Learn how the FDA works with 3D printing for innovative research and regulation. For more information go to: http://www.fda.gov/3DPrinting
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The Nutrition Facts Label: Look for It and Use It!
This short, catchy video shows where to locate key information on the Nutrition Facts Label found on packaged foods and beverages. Suitable for kids and adults alike, it offers a quick overview of calories, serving size/servings per container, and nutrients to help consumers make healthful choices when comparing foods.
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Empleados son la PRIMERA linea de defensa de los alimentos (Spanish)
Employees FIRST is an FDA initiative that food industry managers can include in their ongoing employee food defense training programs. Employees FIRST educate front-line food industry workers from farm to table about the risk of intentional food contamination and the actions they can take to identify and reduce these risks. [vpfood]
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Cinco maneras seguras para usar las lámparas de secado y curado de uñas
Si ha usado esmalte de gel para uñas, o si tiene uñas de acrílico o de gel, probablemente ha utilizado lámparas de luz ultravioleta (UV) para secarlas rápidamente. Estas lámparas se usan para secar o “curar” las uñas de acrílico o de gel y el esmalte de gel para uñas, y utilizan lámparas o luces de diodo emisor luz (LED en inglés) que emiten radiación ultravioleta. Conozca cinco maneras en las que puede reducir su exposición a los rayos ultravioleta de estas lámparas para secar y curar las uñas, y cómo usar estos productos de manera segura.
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Food Defense Plan Builder Software Tool Training Video - Part 1
Informational training video on FDA's Food Defense Plan Builder software tool that is designed to assist owners/operators of a food facility to develop a personalized food defense plan. Part 1 of the training video provides an overview of the tool and its basic operations. Part 1 also provides a detailed description and instructions on how to utilize the first 3 tabs (Company Information, Broad Mitigation Strategies and Vulnerability Assessment) in the tool to develop a Food Defense Plan. [vpfood]
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Improper Use of Decorative Contact Lenses May Haunt You (Consumer Update)
FDA reminds people, in time for Halloween, that non-prescription decorative contact lenses may harm their vision. Learn more at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048902.htm [vpmedicaldevices]
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¡Nunca Más! Novela educativa sobre salud -- Episodio 2
La videonovela sobre salud ¡Nunca Más! fue preparada para educar a las mujeres latinas sobre el uso seguro de los medicamentos. ¡Nunca Más! presenta los peligros del mal uso de los medicamentos, pero lo más importante es que subraya varios consejos sencillos que pueden seguir las mujeres para el uso adecuado de los medicamentos. Los episodios de la videonovela ¡Nunca Más! relatan las experiencias de Lourdes y su familia. ¡Nunca Más! es una producción of la Oficina de Salud de las Mujeres de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA). Episodio 2: Eugenio le habla a Michelle sobre el medicamento que le recetó el médico para aliviar el dolor de la pierna. ¿Se dejará convencer por sus amigos de que se olvide de las instrucciones sobre el medicamento para que pueda divertirse en la fiesta? http://www.fda.gov/nuncamas [vpdrugs]
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Are Products From China Safe?
FDA stages a mock inspection of a plant in China's Zhejiang province that makes congee, a breakfast food, to demonstrate what inspectors look for to ensure that the end product is safe for consumers. [vpfood]
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Foodborne Illness Video Testimonials -- Bernadette/Kate Jacobs
This video educates retail and foodservice establishment employees on the dire consequences of poor preparation practices and provides tips for preventing foodborne illness. The video features the story of a woman who contracted listeriosis while pregnant and nearly lost her newborn daughter to the disease. http://www.fda.gov/foodemployeetraining
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The Biosimilar Development Process
FDA’s abbreviated licensure pathway brings biosimilars into the market sooner, while still ensuring their safety and effectiveness. Learn more with Dr. Sue Lim, M.D., Director at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. For more information, visit https://www.FDA.gov/biosimilars
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Traveling with Prescription Medications
How can you avoid travel delays upon arrival to, and departure from, the United States? That’s a question patients often ask their local pharmacist or the FDA. FDA Drug Info Rounds pharmacists outline key points pharmacists should counsel their patients on prior to travel. [vpdrugs]
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Idea to IDE: A Medical Device in the Making
Most medical device inventions start out as a single great idea, but how does that idea become a marketed medical device? This video provides a brief overview of how a medical device, which can range from a contact lens to a knee implant to an MRI machine, begins with an idea and ends with its submission to FDA. The video highlights aspects of the Investigational Device Exemption (or IDE) process, and provides general information on medical device clinical trials. The audience is device manufacturers and health care professionals. Presenter: Chrissy Cochran, PhD Toxicologist, FDA [vpmedicaldevices]
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ABCs of sunscreen and sun safety
SPF, broad spectrum, UVA, UVB...what do they all mean? Know the facts needed to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.
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FDA’s GenomeTrakr – Pushing Back the Frontiers of Outbreak Response
FDA is spearheading the use of whole genome sequencing to aid in the fight against outbreaks of foodborne illnesses by identifying the DNA fingerprint left by disease-causing bacteria. GenomeTrakr is a global database of these genome sequences, which FDA coordinates with other state and federal laboratories, and has made publicly available.
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