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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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Connect with FDA

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

Patients, caregivers, advocates and community representatives can share their experiences, perspectives, and needs related to their health or a disease 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

Hours Available

Patient Affairs Staff

Follow Us on Twitter @FDAPatientinfo

Tweets covering a range of FDA-specific topics and numerous activities that are of interest to patients.

Patients Ask FDA Contact Form

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

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