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U.S. Food & Drug Administration
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Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Q&A with FDA Podcast: MedWatch, Your Report Can Make a Difference with Dr. Gerald Dal Pan

Step Status
Educational Content
Starts On: Fri, 2/23/24: 12:00 AM EST
Ends On: Mon, 2/22/27: 12:00 AM EST
Type: Enduring Material
Credits: 0.5
Description: This enduring material provides a comprehensive review into the essential topic of the FDA's MedWatch program and the importance of adverse event reporting. The presenters will discuss the potential impact that reporting an adverse event has regarding safety updates, labeling, product use, manufacturing, and distribution.
  • Discuss the significance of reporting adverse events and product quality issues through the FDA's MedWatch program and how this reporting can contribute to identifying critical safety concerns.
  • Explain the types of MedWatch forms, the availability of submission via an online form, and the FDA’s actions once the form is received.
  • Describe the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database and the important information this provides to the public to provide transparency to safety information.
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