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MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program allows documention and reporting of adverse drug reactions. The Voluntary MedWatch Form (3500) can be submitted online. FDA Safety Alerts are referenced here. MedWatch
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is an independent, not-for-profit health care accrediting body. The ORYX initiative integrates outcomes into the accreditation process. The Sentinel Event Alerts are used as compliance benchmarks during JCAHO's on-site surveys. Find performance reports on any Accredited Health Care Organization by using Quality Check. JCAHO
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1986. The North Carolina Association for Home Care created the program, in response to provider concerns for quality in-home aide services and the desire for an alternative program. ACHC
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections and Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Center for Disease Control
The California Department of Health Services (DHS) is one of 13 departments comprising the Health and Welfare Agency. This site includes the Health Publications Finder. Department of Health Services
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), is a nonprofit corporation organization that is dedicated to the safe use of medications through improvements in drug distribution, naming, packaging, labeling, and delivery system design. ISMP provides an independent review of medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to a national Medication Errors Reporting (MER) Program operated by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). All information derived from the MER Program is shared with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and pharmaceutical companies whose products are mentioned in reports. Search Medication Safety Alerts by DATE or TITLE or QUERY. Safe Medication Practices
Amgen, Inc. recently became aware of the existence in the U.S. of a counterfeit drug product labeled as Neupogen® 300 mcg vials in ten-pack boxes. In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Amgen is informing patients, physicians, pharmacies, and wholesalers about this serious health risk. The counterfeit vials examined to date contain a clear liquid but no active ingredient. View the counterfeit comparison photos here. COUNTERFEITING OF NEUPOGEN®
Ortho Biotech, recently became aware of the existence in the U.S. of a counterfeit drug product labeled as PROCRIT®*(epoetin alfa) 40,000 U/ml vials in four-pack boxes. In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Ortho Biotech is informing patients, physicians, pharmacies, and wholesalers about this serious health risk. View the counterfeit comparison photos here. COUNTERFEITING OF PROCRIT®
Amgen, Inc. recently became aware of the existence in the U.S. of a counterfeit drug product labeled as EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa) 40,000 U/ml vials in ten-pack boxes. In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Amgen is informing patients, physicians, pharmacies, and wholesalers about this serious health risk. . View the counterfeit comparison photos here. COUNTERFEITING OF EPOGEN®
ConsumerLab.com, provides independent test results to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products. Product reviews include Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and MSM. Lab Test Results and News briefs are informative. Consumer Lab
                  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Medication Errors
  • Buying Prescription Medicines Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
  • Buying Drugs Online: Beware of 'Rogue Sites'
  • Agencies Team Up in War Against Internet Health Fraud
  • Operation Cure.All : A War Against Internet Health Fraud
  • Notify FDA About Problem Websites
  • How to Spot Health Fraud
  • Food and Drug Administration
    Quackwatch, a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, and fads. The Quackwatch Search Engine is a fast way to locate quackery-related information. Links to other related sites include NutriWatch and Chirobase. QuackWatch
    The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), is a non-profit voluntary health agency that focuses on health fraud and misinformation as public health problems. Use the NCAHF Search Engine to find and evaluate a variety of health claims. NCAHF
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