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The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) ensures that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of the people in the United States
Drug Approvals and Databases
FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations
The FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations database provides a quick reference to acronyms and abbreviations related to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities. The emphasis is on scientific, regulatory, government agency, and computer application terms.
Drug Safety and Availability
Information for consumers and health professionals on new drug warnings and other safety information, drug label changes, and shortages of medically necessary drug products.
FDA Drug Shortages
Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA
Medication guides are FDA- approved documents that address issues that are specific to particular drugs, and can help patients avoid serious adverse events (side effects).