Disease Surveillance

FDA readies new data systems for drug safety

The Food and Drug Administration will expand its tracking of drug safety once the drugs enter the marketplace, according to a new report.

FDA plans electronic filing for some safety reports

Proposed rules announced today would require that all mandatory post market reporting of adverse effects for drugs and medical devices be filed electronically, either through a gateway, a Web portal under development, or on disk or tape.

CDC's social media blitz outpaces even the zombies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employs social-media tools to provide a stream of updates and information on the H1N1 virus. Zombies not included.

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