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FasterCures Applauds FDA’s Efforts to Advance Medical Product Communications (June 2018)

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Tanisha Carino interviewed by Voice of America at the Milken Institute Global Conference (May 2018)



May 2018: FasterCures Applauds FDA Advancements in Building a More Patient-Centric System 


One of the most exciting changes that we’ve been collectively advancing at FasterCures is the push to bring patients into the spotlight and to use their perspective more fully in all that we do in R&D.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently brought much of this work into motion, and we at FasterCures have been thrilled to see the change that their actions have embodied and to serve as partners in the process. 

Our team has long supported efforts to enhance patient-focused drug development (PFDD) and the implementation of the patient perspective across the R&D pipeline. FasterCures participated in several PFDD meetings, as well as in stakeholder meetings for the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Medical Device User Fee Amendments. Throughout these efforts, we have advocated for the advancement of patient input.

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May 2018: The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) E-News

TRAIN groups give patients voice through Patient-Focused Drug Development initiative

Under the fifth authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V) in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated the Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative (PFDDi). Over the course of the five-year commitment, FDA has collected input from 2,500 patients during PFDDi meetings, which have informed the regulatory decision-making process. To expand the value of participant input, the FDA initiated a process for patient groups to host externally-led PFDDi meetings that the FDA is open to participating in. These meetings are structured largely the same as the FDA-sponsored ones, giving FDA staff the opportunity to gather patient input from a broader group of disease areas.

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Health Leader Tanisha Carino, Ph.D. Takes Helm as New Executive Director of FasterCures

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D., the respected senior executive with more than two decades of experience in academia, government, and the private sector, is joining the Milken Institute as executive director of FasterCures, the center devoted to saving lives and improving the medical research system. More »

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