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New Phone Number for FDA Emergencies

Posted: Dec 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

As of December 10, 2010, the former FDA 24-hour emergency number, 301-443-1240, will be disconnected. The new numbers for the Office of Emergency Operations will be 1-866-300-4374 or 301-796-8240.

These numbers can be used to report the following types of problems to FDA:

-A serious, life-threatening event involving an FDA-regulated product, i.e., foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, human drugs animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, and radiation-emitting electronic products

- Requests from medical professionals for approval for the use of an emergency investigational new drug, device or biologic.

- Notifications to FDA from government agents acting in an official capacity about an urgent matter.

- Reports of an emergency involving an FDA employee or an FDA employee's family member.

- Reports of a non-life threatening adverse reaction to an FDA-regulated product that requires immediate reporting.

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