Interested in following other health-care related blogs and news feeds? The editors have put together a group of health-related blogs, RSS feeds, and podcasts that you may find informative (and reliable). Included are the URLs, content descriptions, and links to the original blog and/or web site. To see the live RSS postings from these sites (live feeds cannot currently be displayed on this page), see www.thenewalchemist.com/feeds.
RSS News Feed Readers
There are several excellent (and free) RSS readers available for both the PC and Mac platforms. Please consult the following comparison from Wikipedia:
Examples of readers used by this editor are: FeedDemon, FeedReader, Microsoft Outlook, and Google Reader for the PC/Mac and various free and commercial apps for the iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, and Android mobile devices.
Maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this feed includes press releases concerning new drug products, drug product recalls, product labeling changes, regulatory issues, and other FDA reporting announcements. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this site is: <http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/contactfda/stayinformed/rssfeeds/pressreleases/rss.xml>.
CDC RSS subscriptions enable individuals to personalize the health information they receive by selecting the topics of greatest interest to them. Users can select from more than 25 unique feeds from CDC, including Spanish-language feeds so that they are notified whenever updates are made to the selected pages. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this feed is: <http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/rss.asp>.
Sponsored by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), this feed includes regulatory reports by state, legal and ethical issues in pharmacy practice, state and federal pharmacy law issues, public hearings, and regulatory changes. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this feed is: <http://feeds.feedburner.com/NabpNewsroom>.
Sponsored and maintained by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), this feed includes public affairs announcements, professional meeting summaries, drug information news, continuing and professional education opportunities, regulatory issues, and member communications. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this site is: <http://www.pharmacist.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Newsroom&Template=/customsource/rss/rss.cfm>.
This feed, maintained by Natural Standards, contains information on nutritional supplements, herbal products, health and safety reports, research findings, consumer information, and educational media. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this site is: <http://blog.naturalstandard.com/natural_standard_blog/atom.xml>.
Maintained by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MedWatch reports on medication and nutrition safety information such as food product alerts, medication alerts, consumer-reported adverse effects, and product recalls. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this site is: <http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/contactfda/stayinformed/rssfeeds/medwatch/rss.xml>.
Consumer Reports, the watchdog organization that provides independent reviews and recommendations for consumer products ranging from household items to drugs and health care products, has recently launched Consumer Reports Health available at <www.consumerreports.org/health>. If you are using an external feed reader, the URL of this feed is: <http://blogs.consumerreports.org/health/rss.xml>.
A compilation of news releases and announcements from the FDA, listed chronologically for the last 3 months. Instructions for setting-up email updates for specific topics (including some 23 topics and over 150 subjects), links to RSS feeds, and recently updated advisory committee reports are available at <http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm130958.htm>.
Get short, timely messages from the FDA Drug Information Twitter discussion forum <http://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info>. FDA has added the social media site Twitter to its communication and outreach program. Messages on Twitter provide consumers, healthcare professionals, the pharmaceutical industry, and others with timely information on new drug approvals, safety alerts, compliance actions, and consumer information.
The CDC is home to a number of blogs on topics ranging from occupational health to HIV prevention and control. CDC blogs allow programs to share information in a way that encourages readers to comment and engage with the authors. Find them at <http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/Blogs.html>.
Listen to/view CDC podcasts on your computer or download them for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it. To subscribe to any of the podcasts created by the CDC, see the complete list at <http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/index.asp>.