The Food and Drug Administration has redone its home page, and it looks good! They have made an effort to listen to their users and make the page understandable.
The navigation aids are at the top right: a search box and an a to z list. The top of the page has menus of information divided into the major categories of the FDA’s business: food, drugs, cosmetics, etc. They also have links to the most popular topics, such as Lasik surgery and animal cloning. Beneath the top half of the page are 3 columns:
- Column 1 (left) has links to reference information (research, regulations and laws, and information about the FDA)
- Column 2 (center) is all about news and information divided by the intended audience (consumers, industry, medical professionals, government officials)
- Column 3 (right) is about services (report problems; check recalls, alerts or approvals; get RSS feeds, videos or podcasts)
Check it out! There’s news here we can all use, such as information about the recent recall of Honduran cantaloupes, and recently-issued warnings about certain dietary supplements.
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