Drug and Device Safety

Keep up to date with recent drug alerts and through the FDA drug alert system and Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Recent Drug Alerts

Learn more about recent FDA drug safety alerts and communications that may impact your patients.

Neurological Head Holders

The FDA issued a safety communication that indicates it has received more than 1,000 medical device reports associated with slippage or movement of a neurological head holder or skull camp before and/or during surgical procedures, resulting in more than 700 injuries. The FDA's review of medical literature and analysis of currently available data suggests that device slippage is not specific to any manufacturer or brand of devices. Read the full FDA Safety Communication.

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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national passive surveillance system that monitors the safety of all vaccines licensed for use in the United States. VAERS reports are available through CDC WONDER. All personal identifying information is removed prior to posting the public data.


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