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MedWatch Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products

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MedWatch alerts provide timely new safety information on human drugs, medical devices, vaccines and other biologics, dietary supplements, and cosmetics. The alerts contain actionable information that may impact both treatment and diagnostic choices for healthcare professional and patient.

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Archival MedWatch Information

The link below is for a zipped html archive of MedWatch safety alerts from 1996 - 1999 and drug safety labeling change information from 1996 - 2007. Please keep in mind this is an archive of older MedWatch web pages -- certain hyperlinks, such as links to drug labels, no longer work. Please refer to Drugs@FDA for historical drug labeling. 

Download the file to your computer, and extract (or unzip) the archive using the "Use folder names" option. This will create a folder on your computer named "MW-archive_1996-2007". Open that folder and launch the file called "safety_archive.htm" to browse the archive. 

MedWatch Archive 1996 - 2007