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Check and balance in gathering information: FDA NEWS

FDA launched an e-mail alert service on December 3 that alerts subscribers whenever information is updated on certain FDA webpages—using it only for a week, I find it is just great. It’s a good check and balance to browsing through the website that covers such a big field. If the updated info provided in a particular email alert is not so important to you, there is little time wasted to delete it because the emails are very brief. And, importantly, you find out about info. that you are interested in and sooner rather than later. From the FDA News:

The service is free and available for a wide variety of FDA's Web pages, including food safety protection, medical product approvals and consumer health information… Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs [reports that] "E-mail is the leading use of the Internet, and this service strengthens FDA's ability to keep its audiences informed quickly and effectively." To receive e-mail alerts, subscribers need only click on the red envelope icon located on participating Web pages. Each e-mail update includes a direct link to the FDA Web page that has been updated. Powered by GovDelivery, a private sector e-mail subscription management system used by several other federal agencies, the service allows subscribers the flexibility to personalize the information most important to them. A full list of currently available topics can be found at www.fda.gov/emaillist.html).

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01752.html

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