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For Consumers

Interactive Home: Medicines in My Home

This is a video presentation for consumers from adolescence through adulthood.  It provides a unique new way to learn about over-the-counter medicines and the Drug Facts label. There you can move at your own pace, learn through doing the activities, see how the family decides when a medicine is needed, and practice making medicine choices using realistic medicine labels. Adolescents, adults, and teachers can use the modular video alone or with the other MIMH educational materials - in the home, classroom, opt-out, after-school, extension, and other settings.

Health Fraud Awareness

FDA urges consumers to be on guard against fraudulent products claiming to treat, prevent, or cure a wide variety of medical conditions, including the H1N1 flu virus. In this Consumer Update video, FDA health fraud expert Gary Coody demonstrates fraudulent products removed from the market, and provides advice on how to spot and avoid health fraud.

Warning on Body Building Products

In this Consumer Update video, FDA Product Safety Expert Deborah Autor, J.D., helps explain the agency's warning, issued July 28, 2009, to stop using body building products that claim to contain steroids or steroid-like substances.

Improper Use of Decorative Contact Lenses May Haunt You

Decorative contact lenses may be most popular around Halloween, but they are a safety concern year round. In this Consumer Update video FDA's James Saviola, O.D., reminds us that when purchased without a prescription and an eye exam, decorative contact lenses can cause serious injuries or even blindness.

Reducing Radiation from Medical X-rays

Medical X-rays are an important tool for diagnosing and treating diseases and other medical problems. But there is some risk associated with radiation exposure. In this Consumer Update video, FDA's Dr. Charles Finder explains what you can do to reduce the risks associated with radiation exposure.

Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins

Although most people get all the vitamins they need from the foods they eat, millions of people worldwide take supplemental vitamins as part of their health regimen. This Consumer Update video includes an interview with Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., Director of FDA's Office of Nutritional Products, and highlights reasons to consider taking vitamin supplements along with tips for doing so safely.

Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks

Food allergies can range from merely irritating to life-threatening. FDA is working to ensure that major allergenic ingredients in food are accurately labeled. In this Consumer Update video Felicia Billingslea, FDA Director of Food Labeling and Standards, provides tips to help prevent allergic reactions and explains the difference between food allergies and food intolerance.

Avoiding Drug Interactions

There are three main types of drug interactions: drugs with food and beverages, drugs with dietary supplements, and drugs with other drugs. In this Consumer Update video, Shiew-Mei Huang, Ph.D., Deputy Director of FDA's Office of Clinical Pharmacology, provides tips on how to avoid harmful drug interactions.

Avoiding Medication Mistakes

Taking the wrong medication or the wrong dose can be an easy mistake to make. It can also be life threatening. In this Consumer Update video, FDA Drug Safety Expert, Cindi Fitzpatrick, R.N., provides tips on avoiding medication mistakes.

Commissioner Hamburg Welcomes you to the new FDA.gov

Commissioner Hamburg gives you a tour of the new FDA.gov

Holiday Food Safety

This Holiday Food Safety Video shows how to store, prepare, and serve food safely to prevent foodborne illness from ruining the holidays. 

FDA Basics

FDA 101: Product Recalls

When an FDA-regulated product is defective or potentially harmful, removing it from the market may be necessary. In this Consumer Update video, FDA Recall Operations Team Leader Armando Zamora, explains how FDA manages product recalls.

On the Record: Conversations with the FDA Team

FDA Staff discuss how they help the public.

For Health Professionals

Environmental Sampling in Food Manufacturing FD 148 - November 5, 2009

Comprehensive environmental sampling technique training for ORA Investigators and State partners who conduct FDA contract sampling assignments for Listeria and Salmonella outbreak follow-up inspections. This training includes “Best practices” on sampling procedures, and expert microbiological insights from Don Zink, PhD and Richard Smittle, PhD. Drs. Zink and Smittle are recognized experts in Listeria and Salmonella investigations. Please do not call the 800 number listed in the video, as the training was prerecorded.

FDA Patient Safety News

FDA Patient Safety News is a televised series for health care personnel. It features information on new drugs, biologics and medical devices, on FDA safety notifications and product recalls, and on ways to protect patients when using medical products.

FDA Drug Info Rounds

Drug Info Rounds is a series of training videos for practicing clinical and community pharmacists. The videos are brought to you by pharmacists in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The pharmacists answer hundreds of questions everyday about drug products and FDA actions. Our goal is to provide important and timely drug information to pharmacists so they can help patients make better medication decisions.

For Industry

CFSAN Training Videos

The Food Safety Videos are available in several foreign languages. FDA offers these videos as a service to a broad international audience. We hope that you find these interpretations useful. While the agency attempted to stay true to the English language version, we recognize that the translated versions of materials presented in these videos may not be as precise, clear, or complete as the English version. The official version of these videos is the English version.

MedWatch Training Videos

"FDA MedWatch and Patient Safety" is a 24 minute self-learning tutorial covering the MedWatch Program goals of broadcasting safety information and encouraging adverse event reporting.

CARVER + Shock

CARVER + Shock is an offensive targeting prioritization tool adapted from the military version (CARVER) for use in the food industry. The tool can be used to assess the vulnerabilities within a system or infrastructure to an attack.