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FDA’s priority is your health and safety. While everyone’s daily lives are impacted during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the impact may be even greater on older adults and people of any age who have chronic medical conditions.
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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.
Learn About FDA Patient Engagement
Learn about the FDA Patient Representative Program and the Patient Engagement Collaborative to see how patients and caregivers are working with the FDA to have their voice included in medical product approvals and FDA policy.Learn More
Patients Ask FDA
FDA invites patients and their caregivers to use the Patients Ask FDA portal to ask questions to FDA or to request a meeting.
Patients Matter Video Series
Watch a series of short videos developed by FDA’s Patient Affairs Staff to teach patients and other stakeholders about FDA and patient engagement efforts.
Expanded Access: Information for Patients
Learn about expanded access, including information about the expanded access process, what FDA considers, and what costs may be involved.
Contact the FDA Patient Affairs Staff