Reviewed Health Policy & Advocacy Government Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 12)Postmarket Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers
This website contains links to postmarket drug safety information to improve transparency and communication to patients and healthcare providers. Information includes drug labeling, risk evaluation strategies, clinical studies, safety information, recalls and warnings, and more.
FDA Consumer Affairs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the main regulator of the food and pharmaceutical industries in the United States. The FDA website is an information-packed clearing house for finding out about any FDA regulated product (food and drugs). Find out about rare illnesses, food safety, starting businesses, freedom of information act, health and medical issues, etc. Free literature. Referrals to toll free numbers.
The U.S. government has created Recalls.gov, a one-stop-shop for six key agencies. On the site, you can request recall notifications and get a variety of safety tips, as well as conduct your own searches under seven categories: consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.
This is a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies. This includes links to sites including MedLinePlus, the National Women's Health Information Center, HealthFinder and much more, as well as health news and special initiatives.
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), its web site, and more than 600 publications. This service was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.