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    Click the button below for resources to help address questions patients may have about FDA-regulated medical products (drugs, biologics, devices) and COVID-19.

    Patients Engagement

    Learn About FDA Patient Engagement

    Engage with FDA! Our mission is to improve public health. We can’t do it without you: the patients, caregivers, and advocates. We want to hear directly from you and learn about your experiences, preferences and needs as they relate to FDA-regulated medical products.

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    Contact the Patient Affairs Staff

    Connect with FDA’s Patient Affairs Staff directly. We help patients become more informed and involved in FDA regulatory decisions related to medical products.

    Approval and Recalls

    About the FDA Drug and Device Approval Process

    Learn about the drug and medical device approval process. This process follows well-established paths to make sure that medical products are safe and effective when they reach the public.

    FDA Drug Approvals

    Get information about FDA-approved brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter human drugs and biological therapeutic products.

    FDA Device Approvals

    Find information about what the device is, how it works, when it can be used, and when it should not be used.

    Expanded Access and Clinical Trials

    Patient Perspectives

    Patients Matter Video Series

    Watch short videos developed to inform patients and other stakeholders about FDA patient initiatives and patient engagement efforts.

    Patient Listening Sessions

    The patient community can share their experience with a disease or condition by talking directly with FDA staff.

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    About the Patient Affairs Staff

    Learn more about FDA’s Patient Affairs Staff. We help patients become more informed and involved in FDA regulatory decisions related to medical products.

    About FDA Advisory Committees

    Learn more about why and how FDA advisory committees weigh the available scientific evidence and provide scientific advice on the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of FDA regulated products.

    About Rare Diseases

    Learn more about rare diseases and how FDA supports the development of treatments for rare diseases.

    Contact the FDA Patient Affairs Staff

    (301) 796-8460

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    Patients Ask FDA Contact Form

    Submit a question or meeting request through the Request to Connect webform

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