Finding different types of information about medications (shortages, safety, recalls, stages of approval and devices are not uncommon requests of health sciences librarians. The FDA is an extremely large government agency with broad regulatory authority and oversight of many products, and works closely with several other government agencies. The multiple large divisions within this agency can make searching the FDA’s website challenging. Attend this webinar to learn more about the FDA, and gain an understanding of where to find the databases of particular value to information professionals.
After completing this class, participants will be able to:
• List the core divisions and functions of the FDA
• Understand how to stay informed about/connected to the FDA utilizing email alerts, RSS feeds, and social media
• Identify links to regulatory communications from the FDA to researchers and industry
• Distinguish between three databases within the FDA website to quickly find information
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Eastern Time 11:00 am – 11:05 am Welcome and introduction 11:05 am - 11:40 am www.fda.gov - Database Searching –finding drugs, devices, biologics, cosmetics, food (Demo) 11:40 am - 11:50 am Drug Approval Process (Case Study, Demo) 11:50 am – 11:55 am Staying connected to the FDA (lecture, demo) 11:55 am – 12:00 am Q/A, Wrap-up, Evaluation
MLA CE Credits: 1