The Friday Five – FDA’s Online Resources
The Food and Drug Administration (@US_FDA) is responsible for protecting public health in a variety of areas. The FDA regulates foods, drugs, vaccines, blood products, and medical devices. This week’s Friday Five takes a look at some of the many online resources offered by the FDA that we thought might be of use to our readers.
FDA’s Official Blog – FDA Voice
FDA’s official blog, brought to you from FDA’s senior leadership and staff stationed at home and abroad, shares news, background, announcements and other information about the work done at the FDA on behalf of the American public. Blog topics include: children’s health, health fraud, innovation, medical devices and more.
Drug Safety Podcasts
The FDA Drug Safety Podcasts are produced by FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (@FDA_Drug_Info). They provide emerging safety information about drugs in conjunction with the release of Drug Safety Communications. With the click of a button users can listen to podcasts and also watch videos on timely topics.
The latest news and events at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and resources for journalists are all listed on one page with various links under each section. Access FDA fast facts, press announcements, speeches by FDA Officials, warning letters, approvals of FDA-regulated products, events, advisory committee calendar and more.
FDA In Brief: FDA launches new campaign to advance ongoing efforts to recruit and retain a world-class workforce dedicated to protecting and promoting the public health https://t.co/fzxk1khHuh pic.twitter.com/WoTOYslpDm
— Media Affairs (@FDAMedia) July 24, 2018
Tools To Keep You Informed
FDA has a variety of mobile apps, webinars, email alerts, news feeds and videos for users to join. Stay on top of all of the latest drug information, safety, recalls and more. Also listed are upcoming meetings, conferences, and workshops sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).
2018 Cleared or Approved Devices
The products listed in this section include some of the newest medical technology from the year 2018. The products in each list contain information about what medical uses the device is cleared or approved for, when it can be used, and when it should not be used. This information, along with information from your doctor and other sources, can help make you an informed participant in your health care.