New FDA Safety Reporting Portal

On May 24, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a new Web site that, when fully developed, will provide a mechanism for the reporting of pre- and post-market safety data to the federal government.  Currently...

Postmarket Drug Safety: Institute of Medicine Recommendations to FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of prescription drugs.  Though all drugs are tested in clinical trials before they are available to the public, the risks of some drugs may not appear until well after they are approved. ...

New Comprehensive Website for European Medicines Agency

On 15 July 2010 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a new comprehensive website to address the regulation and safety of drugs (human, veterinary, and herbal) in the European Union.  The site has been completely redesigned to optimize usability for the...