Here are even more resources for people exploring the FDA’s engagement with social media and the conversation around what guidelines we want to see come from this. The previous blogpost mentioned a few, but not the core ones that are shaping the whole discussion. These are the core places where your attention should focus.
The most important one-stop shop. Please note this excellent site aggregates much of the actual discussion about this via social media, and is unaffiliated with the FDA who (near as I can tell) did not utilitize social media to either promote the discussion or engage in it. In my humble opinion, they could have taken some lessons from another government unit, the Smithsonian, who did a brilliant job of engaging the public in planning their engagement with social media.
Google spreadsheet from the same folk (yay, Fabio!), collecting information and resources about the FDASM process, contributions, links, slides, and much more.
This isn’t the first thing to do, but it is the most important. Either as individuals or in groups, place comments in the docket at Regulations.gov. Please note, this is:
Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0441: http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#searchResults?Ne=11+8+8053+8098+8074+8066+8084+1&N=0
Slideshare.net: FDASM Slide collection.
Public Hearing on Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools. http://www.slideshare.net/group/public-hearing-on-promotion-of-fdaregulated-medical-products-using-the-internet-and-social-media-tools
Twitter: FDASM: http://www.twitter.com/fdasm
Survey to gather data to information the process (from John Mack). Please fill it in.
What Happens Now? Questions About FDA’s Process for Creating Social Media Guidance: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Ynyjv33YnXWRFa83rY8tKg_3d_3d
PDFs from the FDASM site.
John Mack’s presentation transcript PDFs.
Presentation #1 Made at 2009 FDA Hearing on Use of Social Media.
Presentation #2 Made at 2009 FDA Hearing on Use of Social Media [PDF]
Before any more people ask me, no, I cannot read all this and report out.