Medication-Related FDA Patient Safety Videos


Medication-Related FDA Patient Safety Videos


These medication-related safety videos from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are provided in cooperation with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. The videos are accompanied by written explanations and safety alerts from FDA. New titles are added periodically.

Recent topics include:

  • Rare side effect of codeine in nursing mothers
  • Avoiding dangerous mixups between amphotericin B formulations
  • Warnings for Rocephin
  • World Health Organization warns about fatal errors with vincristine
  • More patient deaths from Luer misconnections
  • Using the wrong Exactacain straws can endanger patients
  • Preventing patient deaths from fentanyl patches
  • Caution on no-name drug patches


Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

Food and Drug Administration (U.S.); Institute for Safe Medication Practices


Review Date: 2007
Original Summary: March 2008
Last Updated: 04/14/08

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