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 Consumer Education: What You Need to Know to Use Medicine Safely

The following consumer education materials can help you work with your health professionals to make the best medicine choices, buy safely, and use medicine so it's as safe and effective as possible.

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Information for Specific Medicines

"Index to Drug-Specific Information" - list of drugs for which there is detailed safety information. Qs and As, press releases, safety alerts, and other related information can be accessed from the list.

"Drugs@FDA" - catalog of FDA-approved drugs. Enter a drug name and receive brand and generic information, FDA-approved labels, drug histories and other official documents.

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Date created: November 23, 2004, updated August 25, 2008

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