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. < http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/podcast/default.htm > 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: < http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01614.html > and 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) Your Personal Medical INFORMATION Shopper Medical Library 344-9250 cell 456-0019 fax 344-9290 US Naval Hospital, Guam <alice.hadley/at/med.navy.mil> intranet: < https://nh-guam-portal/setd/Medical%20Library/Medical%20Library%20Home.a spx > <http://www.guam.net/home/ahadley> CDL <http://guam-dl.slis.ua.edu/> Free and Independent Traveler on the Information Highway: FIT-IH < http://fls.mlanet.org/FIT-IH_TOC.htm > The more you know the better you heal.