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The Food and Drug FDA website: an overview for the health Sciences librarian

Webinar: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website: an overview for the health sciences librarian

Description: 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 it 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 this government agency, and gain an understanding of where to find the databases of particular value to information professionals.

Educational Objectives: 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

Instructor: Joanne Doucette, MS, MSLIS,  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Participant Materials: slide handout, link to an overview of the FDA (core divisions, functions) provided to participants prior to the date of the webinar.

Facility Requirements: Participants may need to conduct a test prior to the scheduled webinar to ensure connectivity.

CE Credit: 1.0 MLA Contact hour

Class Length: 
1 hour
Instructor(s):
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
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