FDA to Collaborate with Drugs.com

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it will collaborate with the Web site drugs.com to expand access to its consumer health information.

The FDA said drugs.com seeks to provide patients with healthcare information and attracts more than 12 million unique visitors each month.

“The FDA’s partnership with drugs.com means that reliable, useful, and timely health information will be available to an even wider audience,” said Beth Martino, the FDA’s associate commissioner for external affairs. “Partnerships like this are an important part of the FDA’s effort to ensure the public has easy access to reliable, useful information that can help people protect and improve their health.”

The federal agency said the partnership will provide visitors to drugs.com with FDA consumer update articles, videos and slideshows, as well as access to FDA health information on drugs.com’s mobile phone platform.

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