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.
The FDA issued a safety alert for drug compounders that certain lots of baclofen active pharmaceutical ingredient manufactured by Taizhou Xinyou Pharmaceutical & Chemical Co., Limited, Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, may be at risk for contamination with particulates and should not be used to compound sterile injectable drugs. Read the full alert here.
The FDA issued a drug safety communication that indicates no clear evidence of an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, or other cardiovascular events associated with the use of entacapone for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Read the FDA Drug 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.