FDA Basics Webinar: Managing Medication RisksU.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent this bulletin at 11/19/2012 12:32 PM EST
When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers the safety of a drug or biologic (such as a vaccine), it must assess whether its benefits outweigh its risks. In some cases, FDA requires the manufacturer to implement a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to help ensure safe use of the medical product.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. EST, an FDA Basics Webinar will address the role of the REMS and how it can help you, your physician and your pharmacist manage medication risks safely.
Learn more about this webinar, including how to participate, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm326054.htm