FDA Head Touts Deeper Patient Input In Drugmaking Process

Law360, Washington (April 23, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A new push for deeper patient involvement in developing drugs, sparked in part by last year's user fee law, will have a significant impact on the drug development and approval process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Tuesday.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, speaking to a meeting of food and drug lawyers in Washington on Tuesday, announced a new website where patients can more directly interact with the FDA and sign up to be patient representatives on advisory committees and elsewhere in the approval process....
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