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and safety alerts now easier to find
FDA Launches New Web Site|
Visitors to the new,
improved Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site will find critical recall
and consumer safety alerts now located right up front where they belong.
on months of feedback from its core audience -- consumers, doctors, and the
health care industry -- the FDA designed the new site to place more of
the most important and popular information front and center on the home page. (www.fda.gov)
One of the biggest changes is the display on the home page of current FDA
news items. Reports of safety alerts and product
recalls are included and
high profile job of the FDA, approval
of new drugs and medical devices, has also found a spot on the home page.
new site also features an archive of FDA press releases and other
news items dating back to 1992.
Also featured on the new FDA Web site:
- Information on "hot topics" such as cell phones and
flu vaccines that will be updated regularly.
Automated e-mail lists to which the public can subscribe. One list
provides a weekly digest of FDA news (summaries of press releases, talk
papers, speeches, testimony, and other new postings on the FDA Website).
- A "reference room" with links to Federal Register notices and
background on laws and regulations enforced by FDA.
- Links to pages maintained by the various FDA centers responsible for
regulating food, drugs, biologics, medical devices and other products.
- Special information for consumers,
seniors and other audiences.
- Information about FDA activities such as Freedom of Information, science
at FDA and clinical trials.
- An improved search engine to provide more meaningful and useful results.
The alphabetic index also has been thoroughly updated, and there is now a
site map for those who find that feature a useful way to locate information.
The site also enables users to report problems with products regulated by FDA
and to comment on proposed
regulations. The FDA also invites visitors to complete this Online