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FDA launches mobile-friendly website

Dec. 16, 2013 - 04:23PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
The FDA launched a website designed for mobile devices.
The FDA launched a website designed for mobile devices. (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration has launched a mobile-friendly website to help visitors find information on recalls and to report possible safety issues.

Chris Mulieri, director of web and digital media at the FDA, said in a blog post the site is based on “responsive design” and features the most popular FDA content such as recall information, safety alerts and FDA news.

The website has also been streamlined to make it easier for people on mobile devices to report problems with food, drugs or medical devices, according to Mulieri.

“Our ultimate goal is to create one website that will provide a quality experience for all visitors who seek information that will benefit their health and safety,” Mulieri said.

The new website is a response to the growing number of mobile visitors accessing FDA.gov — which has grown from 12.5 percent of traffic to 24 percent, according to the FDA.

“These days, people are on the go. They want to get web information anytime and any place, using the devices that they carry with them,” Mulieri said. He said the move to a more mobile-friendly website is just part of an ongoing process to make all of the agency’s content available on mobile devices.

The FDA is the latest agency to use the new responsive design format for mobile pages.

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