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Upcoming meeting matches sleep patients with regulators

May 18, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - For several years, Congress and patient advocates have demanded that patients have a greater voice in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's product review process.Now, a June 8 meeting has been set that will bring together sleep apnea patients, industry stakeholders and FDA officials to discuss the impact of the disease.“The intent of the patient engagement movement is to ensure that the FDA understands the perspectives of patients,” said Adam Amdur, chief patient officer...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), AWAKE, CPAP, Sleep Apnea

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Sleep patients have their say

April 26, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sleep apnea patients and their family members will share perspectives on living with the condition with Food and Drug Administration regulators, drug and medical device developers, and researchers, according to a release from the American Sleep Apnea Association. The AWAKE Sleep Apnea Initiative will collect patient and caregiver experiences as they relate to diagnosis, impact on daily life, symptom management, and treatment expectations through an online survey. A meeting with FDA officials...

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), AWAKE, Sleep Apnea

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