The Food and Drug Administration along with the National Institutes of Health have launched a new website called Safety Reporting Portal for reports of pre- and post- market safety data. This portal will make it easier for pet owners to report issues or adverse reactions to pet foods and pet medications, as well as for drug manufacturers to quickly report issues. The FDA and the NIH teamed up to create this portal as a first step toward an electronic reporting system that will be a gateway for consumers and professionals to file a single report to multiple agencies.
The Safety Reporting Portal is a more user-friendly way for producers to submit safety reports which are required by law. Ultimately this will enable everyone with Internet access to report a safety concern about medical products as well as foods, cosmetics, animal feed and veterinary products. Voluntary reports will take at least 10 minutes to complete and mandatory reports will take a minimum of 20 minutes, depending on how much information you wish to provide. The Safety Reporting Portal can be reached at: https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov