Now that the FDA has released two draft guidances clarifying social media use, it’s time to determine how to apply it in a real world scenario. First, let’s define what the guidances apply to.
The first deals with the dissemination of information regarding prescription drugs and medical devices. The second makes recommendations on how to correct third party misinformation about prescription drugs and medical devices. The FDA has issued these guidances in response to requests for social media best practices, and to ensure that information given to patients about prescription drugs and medical devices is accurate and balanced.