FDA Week - 10/13/2017

Gottlieb: FDA To Set Up Patient Affairs Team To Steer Patient Engagement

October 12, 2017
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Wednesday (Oct. 11) that the agency will establish a patient affairs team that will "be responsible for the coordination of certain agency-wide and multi-center projects related to patient engagement." The announcement came as the agency held the first meeting of its Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC), during which patients and patient advocates, industry and FDA discussed ways to increase and incentivize patient participation in clinical trials. Gottlieb emphasized that the patient affairs team will build...

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