Friday, November 13, 2009

FDA Hearings Underway in DC

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Yesterday, the FDA began their two day hearing discussing how Pharma companies can interact and market their products on the internet. The hearing is to determine whether or not the FDA needs to incorporate themselves more into regulating how marketing is done on the internet. Many drug companies are saying there are many websites that currently have information about about drugs on their websites, but are failing to incorporate the entire picture. For the meeting, which could hold a maximum of 350, there were over 800 applicants who joined the meeting. Read more here.

Were you able to attend the meeting? Is the mass numbers of people wanting to attend the meeting surprising to you? Or is the fact that the FDA has waited this long to conduct the hearings even more surprising?
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