Drugmakers connect with diabetes patients via social media

12/3/2012 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

People with diabetes, as well as diabetes drug- and device makers, have started online blogs and networks to share experiences and information about living with the disease. Some drugmakers have faced criticism for compensating or sponsoring blogs, and some critics have called for stronger FDA and Federal Trade Commission disclosure rules. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, are studying whether social networking helps patients manage diabetes.

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