FDA, Everyday Health join forces
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The agency's collaboration with consumer health information network Everyday Health will allow FDA's food and medical product safety alerts and postings about wellness and prevention to reach Everyday Health's 30 million unique monthly visitors. The Web site's owner, Waterfront Media, and FDA launched the co-branded portal 1www.EverydayHealth.com/FDA, and will jointly publish a weekly newsletter on drug safety, children's health products and cosmetics, according to a Nov. 17 release. FDA also works with WebMD to communicate with consumers (2"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 2, 2009, In Brief)
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