FDA launches new e-mail service alerting subscribers to medical information updates

January 3, 2008

Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new e-mail service that alerts subscribers whenever information is updated on certain FDA Web pages.

Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new e-mail service that alerts subscribers whenever information is updated on certain FDA Web pages.

According to an FDA statement, the service is free and available for a wide variety of FDA’s Web pages, including food safety protection, medical product approvals and consumer health information.

To receive e-mail alerts, subscribers must click on the “red envelope” icon located on participating Web pages. Each e-mail update includes a direct link to the FDA Web page that has been updated. The service allows subscribers the flexibility to personalize the information most important to them.

A list of currently available topics can be found at www.fda.gov/emaillist.html.