FDA asks social media "how'm I doin?"

The FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Office of Communications wants a system that will help assess its messaging reach across the interwebs and its many forums.

CDER hires engagement professional

John Whyte of the Discovery Channel is the organization's new director of professional affairs and engagement.

Report: FDA comfortable with EMA's diabetes conclusions


A report indicates that the FDA is siding with the European Medicines Agency's finding that GLP-1 diabetes medications are not conclusively linked to pancreatic cancer.

Sequester cuts could snarl approvals for years

Sequester cuts could snarl approvals for years


With sequester cuts taking effect and no sign of a deal to end them in sight, FDA stands to lose 5% of its 2013 budget—though coming five months into the Federal fiscal year, it will feel more like 9%—and while the agency has said it has no plans at present for layoffs, it's certain the approvals process will slow as the agency absorbs the loss.

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