Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic Evaluations
(10/4/10)- We at therubins received the following e-mail from Matthew Madison, visited the site and do highly recommend it to our viewers.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:05 AM
Senior Citizen resource suggestion:
I was looking at your site, and I see that we are both passionate about the health and safety of Senior Citizens. I represent www.drugalert.org and we are a website that alerts Seniors about potential health risks that may exist with medication and treatments that are currently sold worldwide. My name is Matthew Madison, and I am the National Communications Director for DrugAlert.org
As you may know, more than 2.3 million drug-related errors adversely affect older Americans each year, often resulting in rush trips to the emergency room, expensive hospitalization and subsequently, the potential decline of a senior citizen's independence. Our mission is to alert consumers about potentially dangerous drugs. Our blog is a great news source that helps educate consumers on the latest drug recalls and information.
We are currently expanding our senior information resource center www.drugalert.org/safety/senior-citizen-safety-medication http://www.drugalert.org/safety/senior-citizen-safety-medication, and I do believe that visitors to your site would find our site to be a tremendous and valuable resource. Our goal is to receive a single text link to DrugAlert.org on your main page. Please do not hesitate to email me if this information exchange interests you
Matthew Madison National Communications Director e-mailto: MatthewMadison@drugalert.com
(10/29/2000)- The Federal Government has just published the 19th edition of the Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations ("The Orange Book") and it is available on the internet at http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/default.htm. This reference book lists all drug products approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It has information on generic drug equivalents as well as active ingredients and proprietary names.
At the same time, The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 has become effective. This means that all dietary supplements are required to provide a complete label indicating all ingredients and a statement of identity using terms such as "dietary supplement" of a term identifying the contents of the product as vitamin supplement or herbal supplement. The information provided must include the quantity of the specific nutrient. All this information must go in a panel on the product and is to include:
Two internet sites that can prove valuable to parties interested in the above are: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEW00678.html which gives examples of labeling and http://vm/cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/ which includes warnings about certain products and information about ephedra, DHEA, melatonin, dietary teas, L-trytophane and folic acid.
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updated October 4, 2010
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