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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials

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Communications Between FDA and State & Local Officials


Fax Broadcast System

Nationwide system intended for communication via FAX of emergency/priority messages to specific DFSR client program groups, e.g., State Boards of Pharmacy, State Health Commissioners, State Food Program Directors, etc. System was successfully introduced early in 1997.

Information Dissemination

In addition to the information distributed by means of the Fax-Broadcast/E-Mail Broadcast systems (described above), a wide range of information is selected and mailed through the Division’s mailing lists to state, local, other Federal, and industry personnel. The information covers a broad range of scientific, technical, and administrative items. Some items are selected because of their subject matter and mailed to categories of officials such as "Food Program Directors", "Drug Program Directors", "State Boards of Pharmacy", etc., because of the program area they regulate. Other items, such as manuals like the Compliance Policy Guides Manual, the Investigations Operations Manual, etc., are mailed to lists of addressees who have asked for the item. With the exception of the Directory of State Officials, the Division’s mailing lists are restricted to state and local regulatory officials performing an FDA related function. Any questions may be addressed to DFSR@FDA.HHS.GOV.