The FDA has recently begun providing drug-safety information in audio
format over the Internet. The occasional podcasts alert listeners to
market withdrawals, newly discovered adverse events, and other emerging
safety information. They can be accessed individually or subscribed to
using software such as iTunes.

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The service is part of the agency's ongoing effort to broaden and speed
its communications concerning the safety of marketed medications when
unexpected adverse events are reported to FDA. The broadcasts are an
addition to FDA's traditional print- and Web-based public health
advisories (PHAs). 

From the press release:
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Physician's First Watch: < [log in to unmask] >  April 24, 2007 David
G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief

You might want to share this information with your pharmacists,
physicians, and patient safety people, among others.

Happy listening,

Alice E. Hadley, MLS, AHIP(D)

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