RECALLS, SAFETY ALERTS & HEALTH NEWS
Alert & Recalls
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA also helps the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health.
The consumer information below is provided by the FDA. They are timely and easy-to-read articles covering all FDA activities and regulated products. The information includes buying medicines online, health fraud, warnings and enforcement, safety alerts, and reporting problems to FDA
"Recalls ... are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority."
"Press releases about recalled products issued within the last 60 days are published on this page with the most recent press release displayed at the top of the list. To view press releases by product area, please select the Food, Drugs, Animal Health, Biologics or Medical Devices tabs above."
"To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov - a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls."
Health News & Updates
The Veterinary News Network (VNN) is a national network of animal health professionals and media journalists who increase the public's awareness of current issues and advances in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians, technical staff, veterinary medical associations, veterinary state boards, public relations directors, and media journalists provide
newsworthy stories each month presented in the form of columns, talking points and video.
"Timely and easy-to-read articles covering all FDA activities and regulated products."
The Newsroom contains press announcements, contact information for FDA press officers, and media transcripts of FDA press briefings.