FDA and Everyday Health Collaborate to Expand Reach of Consumer Health Information
WASHINGTON & BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 17, 2009 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Everyday Health today announced a collaboration that will expand the delivery of the agency's vital consumer health information to the 30 million unique users who visit Everyday health each month. This joint effort reflects FDA's emphasis on using innovative, technology-based strategies to carry out its mission of protecting and promoting the public health.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Everyday Health to reach millions more consumers with accurate, science-based information that can help them make decisions about their health,” said Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “This partnership will increase our ability to deliver important and sometimes urgent health information in an effective, consumer-friendly and convenient way.”
The partnership will initially include:
“We are excited to partner with FDA on this important initiative and believe it serves as testament to our mission to deliver important health information as it happens. We're happy to provide our audience with such important safety information,” said Ben Wolin, CEO and co-founder of Everyday Health.
The complete terms and components of the partnership are described in a Memorandum of Understanding, which is on display today at the Federal Register office and available online at
An agency policy statement summarizing the criteria and processes for development of such partnerships is available on FDA's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm190851.pdf
About Everyday Health
Everyday Health is the largest privately held online health company and operates a portfolio of premier websites that attract between 25 and 30 million unique users per month across 25 sites. As health happens daily — minute by minute, step by step —Everyday Health is always there to inspire users' goals and support their progress. We provide the expert guidance and daily tools they need to make the best health choices, actively manage their conditions and live healthier lives every day. Everyday Health was founded by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos. For more information, please visit www.EverydayHealth.com
Posted: November 2009