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About the FDA Patient Network

The Patient Network is a comprehensive program that works to expand and sustain communication with patients and their community. The PN also helps educate patients, patient advocates, and their healthcare professionals about medical product...

Calendar of Public Meetings

Find upcoming FDA sponsored public meetings and advisory committee meetings.

Comment on Current FDA Draft Guidances

Let your voice be heard. Submit your comments on draft guidances that affect patients.

Get Illness/Condition Information

FDA brings the patient perspective into the review of medical products that treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, Hepatitis B and 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.

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