For Patients

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About the FDA Patient Network

Learn about the Patient Representative Program and other ways that the FDA is working with patients and their community.

Calendar of Public Meetings

Find upcoming FDA sponsored public meetings and advisory committee meetings.

Comment on Current FDA Draft Guidances

Submit your comments on draft guidances and other policy related questions that affect patients.

Get Illness/Condition Information

FDA brings the patient perspective into the review of medical products that treat Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Hepatitis B & C, HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.

Clinical Trials: What Patients Need to Know

Clinical trials, informed consent and FDA's role in ensuring that people of different demographics are included in clinical trials.

Learn About Drug and Device Approvals

FDA is speeding up the approval process for Drugs and Medical Devices.

Learn About Other Treatment Options

Expanded access, investigational new drugs and off-label use of approved products.

FDA Disease Specific E-mail List serves

  • FDA CardioBeat
    Updates on safety and regulatory issues related to Cardiovascular Disease, including product approvals, safety warnings, notices of upcoming public meetings, and notices about proposed regulatory guidances.
  • FDA Diabetes Monitor
    Updates on safety and regulatory issues related to Diabetes, including product approvals, safety warnings, notices of upcoming public meetings, and notices about proposed regulatory guidances.
  • Hepatitis B and C Updates GovDelivery Icon
    Late breaking information, as well as an archival record of updates on safety and regulatory issues related to Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV/AIDS Updates GovDelivery Icon
    Updates on important safety and regulatory issues related to HIV, including product approvals, safety warnings, notices of upcoming public meetings, and notices about proposed regulatory guidances.

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