FDA Seeks Consumer Advocates to Serve on Device Panels

August 5, 2016

The FDA is asking consumer organizations to nominate representatives to serve on FDA device advisory panels.

The agency said it wants to include the views of the broader population, and is encouraging consumer organizations to help select representatives to serve on its Ear, Nose and Throat Devices Panel; the Medical Imaging Advisory Committee; and the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee.

Consumer representatives should demonstrate ties to consumer and community-based organizations, and be able to analyze technical data and to discuss the benefits and risks. The representative should be able to represent the consumer perspective on issues and actions before the advisory committee and to serve as a liaison between the committee and interested consumer association.

Read the FDA notice here: www.fdanews.com/08-05-16-FDArequest.pdf. — Tamra Sami