FDA in cyberspace
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA tweets about new drug approvals, safety alerts, compliance actions and consumer information to improve communication to the public and regulated industries, the agency announces Sept. 14. FDA began tweeting @FDA_Drug_Info more than a month ago and has more than 1,500 followers. The Twitter account is one way FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is increasing transparency (1"The Tan Sheet" July 27, 2009)
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