FDA proposes more transparency of enforcement data

Monday - 10/3/2011, 2:09pm EDT

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

The Food and Drug Administration wants the public to comment on eight draft proposals aimed at making the agency's enforcement data more "accessible and user-friendly," according to a release.

A Oct. 3 report by FDA outlines the proposals, including:

  • Providing new technologies to investigators to increase the data quality and cut down on the time it takes to disclose the data.
  • Using visualization tools to present the data.
  • Investigating more specific search criteria.
  • Using social media to communicate FDA's compliance and enforcement efforts.

The public can provide comments here. FDA will decide by Jan. 31, 2012, whether or not to adopt these proposals.