Patient Data In Drug Reviews Would Be Encouraged In Proposed Amendment To User Fee Bill
Rep. Matsui withdrew amendment on FDA’s use of patient experience data during health subcommittee markup of user fee reauthorization legislation, but it may be considered in full committee markup following agency input. Chair Eshoo says the provision specifying contrast agents must be regulated as drugs needs to be reworked to include ophthalmic products.
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