New FDA Web Portal Allows for Patient Questions, Meeting Requests
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday launched an online portal for individual patients, caregivers, advocates, patient groups and health professionals can ask questions or request meetings on any drug, biologic, device or a combination product.
The “Request to Connect” portal is now live here.
This new patient portal gives patients and caregivers a single entry point to the Agency for questions and meeting requests. Co-developed by the Patient Affairs Staff and the medical product centers, the portal will route inquiries to the appropriate medical product center or office to ensure that they are received and responded to in an effective and efficient manner.
As patient populations and their needs evolve and become increasingly complex, Patient Affairs want patients and those who advocate on their behalf to know that our door is open. “As a science-based agency, we continue to develop and engage programs that help FDA understand the patient perspective and advance the science of patient input,” FDA said.
FDA has been increasingly pushing to hear more from patients and to try to integrate the patient perspective into the agency’s work and the approval process.
To learn more about ways that patients and caregivers can get involved at FDA, contact the Patient Affairs Staff (PAS). Check out their latest video – Patients Matter: Giving Patients A Seat at the Table: