Category Archives: FDA Image

FDA Needs to Be Clear About Social Media

After an extended Thanksgiving break, there has been time to contemplate the upcoming end of the year. Two and a half years ago, the FDA stated that “it was not the medium, it was the message” to sum up its … Continue reading

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Getting Juiced – the FDA, Apple Juice and Arsenic

There has been a rather high profile spat between one man and a federal agency over the effects of arsenic in apple juice.  The man happens to be Dr. Oz – a household name, the agency happens to be the … Continue reading

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FDA’s Social Media Assets – Twitter Overview

Yesterday PharmExec.com carried a quote from the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications (DDMAC) that the division’s highest priority is the issuance of a social media guideline. But for some time now, while not offering any guidance for industry … Continue reading

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DDMAC – Unclear Transparency on FDA Social Media Guidance

For many years now, there has been a long wait after a public hearing held in 1996 on some form of guidance from the FDA that would provide communications guidelines for this new medium.  Fifteen years have passed and those … Continue reading

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FDA Funding – When the Audience Changes, the Message Must Change

On March 11, Dr. Margaret Hamburg presented testimony before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies regarding funding for the FDA.  Her remarks did a capable job of outlining what the FDA does and … Continue reading

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