FDA Patient Safety News, the FDA’s monthly video series for health care professionals, has won the Cheers Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) for efforts to improve the safe use of medical products and prevent medical errors.

The ISMP Cheers Awards honors organizations that have set a superior standard of excellence for others to follow in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events.

"FDA Patient Safety News" is broadcast monthly over several medical satellite television networks to more than 4,500 US hospitals and long-term care facilities. Topics for the series include the showing of recalled and counterfeit products, illustrating how medical errors occur, and how to reduce risks when using medical products.

An Internet link to the show is distributed by e-mail every month to subscribers. The program also has its own Web page, where viewers can download the videos or watch them online.