Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a government agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA plays an essential role in speeding access to safe and effective therapies for Parkinson’s and other diseases. Before any medical product can be made publicly available, it must first go through a rigorous review and approval process by the FDA.
The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) strongly supports adequate federal funding for the FDA in order to hasten the discovery of much-needed new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease. More.
Legislation and Regulations
Recognizing the urgent need for breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease, PAN strongly supports efforts to ensure FDA has at its disposal the necessary tools and resources to hasten the availability of much-needed new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s and other chronic diseases. PAN actively monitors and, when appropriate, weighs in on, legislative and regulatory measures aimed to further this goal. More.