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FDA, WebMD expand partnership

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA and WebMD Health Corp. expand their partnership to provide consumers with increased access to FDA's consumer information, the agency says Oct. 29. The second phase of the partnership launched in December 2008 includes additional multimedia tools and content on WebMD's Web site about allergies and asthma, children's health, diabetes, heart health and vitamins and supplements, FDA says. A release says the partnership increased FDA's consumer reach when the agency warned the public to stop using Iovate Pharmaceuticals' weight-loss product Hydroxycut because of serious adverse event reports (1"Health News Daily" May 4, 2009)

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