FDA's Website and Mobile Devices
The way people view online information is changing. According to data collected by the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans use their mobile phones to access the Internet and a growing number use their phones and their primary online device.
The number of visitors who use a mobile device to view FDA.gov is also on the rise. In the last year alone, the number of mobile visits to FDA.gov has nearly doubled and is expected to continue to grow.
To keep up with the demands of our mobile visitors, FDA is transitioning to a new website experience that works on the most popular devices, from desktops to tablets to smartphones.
In the first phase of this transition, FDA launched its most frequently requested web content using responsive design on November 15, 2013. This content includes:
- Recalls of food, drugs, pet food, cosmetics, medical devices, and other products that FDA regulates
- Safety alerts for human medical products, including drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements
- Timely and easy-to-read Consumer Update articles on FDA activities and regulated products
- The latest news and FDA Voice blog posts
- The new MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form, which makes it easy for visitors to report a problem with products that FDA regulates.
As part of its iterative process, FDA will apply the lessons learned from our visitors’ experience and continue to share more content in a mobile friendly manner.
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