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FDA to its Scientists: Feel Free to Engage on Social Media By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 November 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now encouraging employees to use social media in a personal capacity, particularly for sharing information that may benefit public health, as long as employees make clear that their opinions aren’t the views of the agency.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Submission and registration

Tags: FDA, social media, FDA scientists, government social media policy, Twitter, Facebook

Social Media: Changing the Rules for Regulatory Professionals By Kelli L. Tanzella, PhD - Published 01 October 2015

This article discusses social media's role in the changing regulatory landscape and how regulatory professionals must evolve to ensure compliance with FDA requirements specific to the medical device field.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

FDA Cracks Down on Facebook Marketing With Four New Letters to Companies By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 04 March 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasingly paying attention to social media, and in particular Facebook, as companies use the social networking platform to market their products.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Nutritional and dietary supplements

Tags: Facebook, FDA Regulation of Social Media, FDA Social Media, Warning Letter

Singapore Regulator Alleges Fake Lab Report Used on Facebook Page By Michael Mezher - Published 09 January 2015

Singapore’s healthcare product regulator, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), is alleging that a Malaysian dietary supplement company used falsified lab reports when promoting one of its products on its Facebook page and blog.

Categories: News, Asia, Advertising and Promotion, Nutritional and dietary supplements, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: HSA, Health Sciences Authority, Facebook, Social Media, Singapore, Lab Report

FDA Hits Company for Improper Marketing on Facebook By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 28 October 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a new Warning Letter to a company regarding claims it made on Facebook, which the agency alleges violate federal law.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Nutritional and dietary supplements

Tags: Facebook, Warning Letter

FDA Targets Companies for Facebook 'Likes.' Is Twitter Next? By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 12 August 2014

Over the last two years, two companies have found themselves in the sights of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the regulator warned them for violating federal advertising regulations by "liking" unapproved claims on the social networking website Facebook. But while FDA's warnings have yet to set off a wider crackdown on pharmaceutical companies, recent changes to the social media platform Twitter have raised the possibility that similar attention might soon be focused there.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Labeling

Tags: Twitter, Favorite, Favorites, Facebook, Like, Liking, Favoriting, Advertising Regulation

FDA Warns Company for 'Liking' Status on Facebook By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 09 July 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a rare Warning Letter chiding a company for, among other reasons, improperly "liking" certain unapproved claims about its product on Facebook.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Labeling, Nutritional and dietary supplements

Tags: Facebook, Like, Liking, Warning Letter, Twitter

Industry Sees Much not to ‘Like’ in FDA's First Social Media Guidance Document By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 16 April 2014

Categories: US, FDA

Tags: Social Media Guidance, Facebook, Twitter, Latest News, draft guidance, social media

Company's Facebook Page Gets it in Trouble with FDA By Alexander Gaffney, RAC - Published 12 March 2014

Categories: US, FDA

Tags: Ommission of Risk, Misbranding, Tirosint, Facebook, Untitled Letter, Latest News

Facebook, Search Engine Terms Again Focus of Warning Letter to Drug Manufacturer By Alexander Gaffney, RF News Editor - Published 27 August 2013

Categories: US, FDA

Tags: Facebook, warning letter

False Statements on Facebook Regarding FDA-Regulated Product Lead to Jail Time for Iowa Man By Alexander Gaffney, RF News Editor - Published 03 June 2013

Categories: US, DOJ, FDA

Tags: Facebook, Prison, Latest News, Hepatitis B, social media

Could FTC's New Social Media Guidance be Similar to one Pending at FDA? By Alexander Gaffney, RF News Editor - Published 13 March 2013

Categories: FDA, FTC

Tags: Social Media Guidance, Facebook, Twitter, mobile, Latest News, advertising, guidance, social media

In Midst of Crackdown, New Batch of FDA, FTC Warning Letters Target Unapproved Flu Products By Alexander Gaffney, RF News Editor - Published 15 February 2013

Categories: FDA, FTC

Tags: Crackdown, Facebook, Twitter, Flu, Latest News, warning letters

Clock Starts Ticking on Issuance of FDA's Social Media Guidance By Alexander Gaffney - Published 11 July 2012

Categories: FDA, Internet

Tags: Facebook, Deadline, Twitter, Latest News, marketing, guidance, social media