Press Conference to Unveil FDA's Safe Use Initiative, a Collaborative Effort Aimed at Fixing Preventable Medication Errors Throughout the Healthcare System

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** CREDENTIALED PRESS ONLY **

WHAT:

A press conference to unveil FDA's Safe Use Initiative, a collaborative effort aimed at fixing preventable medication errors throughout the healthcare system

WHO:

-- Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner Food and Drugs, FDA

-- Janet Woodcock, M.D., director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA

WHEN:

Wed., Nov. 4, 2009, 12 p.m. EST

WHERE:

CSU 2047, White Oak Building Two, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md.

HOW:

Reporters who are unable to attend in person may participate by dialing 888-456-0363 or, for international reporters, 210-234-0353. The password for all callers is "FDA." A replay of the briefing will be available until Nov. 11 by calling 800-925-0842 or for international reporters, 203-369-3663.

Please note: B-roll is available.

Contact: Karen Riley, 301-796-4674 (office), 728-0231 (cell), karen.riley@fda.hhs.gov

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Nov. 4/

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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