Jennifer Gold

Jennifer Gold

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Firminite,” a product for sexual enhancement sold on various websites, including www.firminite.com

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “VMaxx Rx,” a product for sexual enhancement sold on various websites, including www.vmaxxrx.com

A disturbing trend is occurring in some communities across the US: the “de-nursifying” of schools. As school districts grapple with tight budgets, many nurses have been laid off, and those that remain have been asked to cover multiple schools within the district.

Monday, 07 May 2012 15:38

Avoiding Drug Interactions

There are three main types of drug interactions: drugs with food and beverages, drugs with dietary supplements, and drugs with other drugs. In this Consumer Update video, Shiew-Mei Huang, Ph.D., Deputy Director of FDA's Office of Clinical Pharmacology, provides tips on how to avoid harmful drug interactions.

Monday, 07 May 2012 15:35

Avoiding Medication Mistakes

Taking the wrong medication or the wrong dose can be an easy mistake to make. It can also be life threatening. In this Consumer Update video, FDA Drug Safety Expert, Cindi Fitzpatrick, R.N., provides tips on avoiding medication mistakes.

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A grieving mother recently contacted us about the death of her 2-year-old son, Blake (see photo), from an accidental drug overdose. Her son was not ill, taking medicine, or hospitalized. Instead, the tragic event began, of all places, at a nursing home.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) have long shared a common goal of helping consumers prevent medication errors. Now, to reach as many consumers as possible, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has formally strengthened its relationship with ISMP so the two agencies can work together to provide consumers with information on how to use medicines safely.