The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today began requiring drug manufacturers
to submit prescription drug label information to FDA in a new electronic format.
This electronic format will allow healthcare providers and the general public to
more easily access the product information found in the FDA-approved package
inserts ("labels") for all approved medicines in the United States. These new
electronic product labels will be the key element and primary source of medication
information for “DailyMed” — a new interagency online health information
clearinghouse that will provide the most up-to-date medication information free to
consumers, healthcare providers and healthcare information providers. This
information can be accessed through the National Library of Medicine at
. In the future, this new product information will also
be provided through firstname.lastname@example.org
, a comprehensive internet resource designed
to give one-stop access for information about all FDA-regulated products.