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FDA Announces Hearings on Promotion Using the Internet and Social Media

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public hearing to discuss issues related to the promotion of prescription drug products and medical devices using the Internet and various social media tools.  The hearing will be held on November 12 and 13 at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC.  Participants must register by October 9th.

The Federal Register notice asks several questions about the use of the Internet and social media tools such as blogs, podcasts, and social networks to promote regulated products.

ANA has been actively working for over a decade to protect the ability of pharmaceutical and device marketers to communicate with consumers.  We would greatly appreciate your input on the various issues raised by this public hearing.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Dan Jaffe (djaffe@ana.net) or Keith Scarborough (kscarborough@ana.net) in ANA's Washington, DC office at (202) 296-1883.   

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