Posts connected to "Food and Drug Administration"

May 4, 2020

Alliance Submits Comments to U.S. Food & Drug Administration Regarding the Inclusion of Older Adults in Cancer Clinical Trials

On Monday, May 4, 2020, the Alliance submitted feedback to the FDA in response to a request for comments on…
September 27, 2019

Chairman’s Blog: A Helping Hand for Older Adults

James “Jim” G. Scott, Chair, Alliance for Aging Research Board of Directors. First of all, let’s address the myth that…
October 24, 2018

Patient Advocacy Groups Urge FDA to Update 2008 Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Guidance

Today, the below patient advocacy groups, including the Alliance for Aging Research, submitted joint comments to the U.S. Food and…
July 12, 2017

Five Questions (and Answers) about the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 , legislation that will reauthorize the pharmaceutical, medical device, generic drug, and biosimilar user fee agreements. The five-year deal is one of the most important health care bills Congress will vote on this year.
April 22, 2017

Dispose of Your Old Medications for Take-Back Day

April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! Learn how you can properly dispose of unused medications and how to avoid misuse.
April 20, 2017

Update on Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting on Sarcopenia

On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) for sarcopenia. The focus of the meeting was to obtain patient perspectives on “symptoms and the daily impacts of their condition, current approaches to treatment, and decision factors taken into account when selecting a treatment.”
April 3, 2017

Alliance’s Bens Will Testify on MDUFA and PDUFA Reauthorization

On April 4, the Alliance for Aging Research’s Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and the Medical Device User Fee Act. You can watch the hearing here.
March 20, 2017

Learn About Safe OTC Usage During National Poison Prevention Week

It's National Poison Prevention Week! Learn how you can safely use over-the-counter pain medications.
January 13, 2017

Medication Safety Film Highlights Safe Acetaminophen Usage

Millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications for relief of minor aches and pains. One of the most commonly used types of OTC medications is acetaminophen. While acetaminophen is used quite often, it still carries risks. The Alliance has a collection of "pocket films" that offer you tips on safe usage of acetaminophen.
November 9, 2016

The Importance of Medication Safety

Millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief of minor aches and pains. While OTC medications are readily available, they still carry risks. 
October 21, 2016

October 22 Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This Saturday, October 22, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event, led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, encourages consumers to safely dispose of their unused prescription drugs. Learn more about the day and ways you can safely dispose of medications.
September 23, 2016

#OurBestShot Twitter Chat

On September 22, the Alliance for Aging Research and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) hosted a Twitter Chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults. 
August 30, 2016

Alliance Comments on the FDA’s Commitment Letter for PDUFA VI

In response to a call from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for feedback on its proposed Commitment Letter for the sixth reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the Alliance for Aging Research submitted comments to the FDA for consideration.
June 21, 2016

A Guide to Simple and Safe Disposal of Medications

Here's a guide on how to simply and safely dispose of medications.
June 15, 2016

Alliance Offers Comments on FDA OTC Monograph User Fees

Last Friday, on June 10, Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens presented comments on behalf of the Alliance at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration public meeting focused on OTC monograph user fees. 
April 29, 2016

April 30 Is National Prescription Take Back Day

Tomorrow, April 30, is National Prescription Take Back Day. If you have unwanted medications, you won't want to miss this opportunity to safely dispose of them.
March 29, 2016

Alliance’s Bens to Participate in Symposium on Frailty

On April 7, the Alliance's Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens will participate in a symposium titled "Frailty as a Baseline Stratification Parameter and Potential Therapeutic Target" at the 28th Annual EuroMeeting in Hamburg, Germany.
March 25, 2016

HROTW: Resources for National Poison Prevention Week

For our Health Resource of the Week, a round up of important poisoning prevention resources.
March 23, 2016

Alliance Puts Focus on Medication Safety during National Poison Prevention Week

During National Poison Prevention Week, the Alliance offers resources galore to educate and motivate you to practice medication safety.
March 22, 2016

Our #SafeMedsChat Is Tomorrow!

The Alliance's #SafeMedsChat on Twitter is tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. Find out how you can be a part!
March 17, 2016

Press Release about National Poison Prevention Week 2016

The Poison Prevention Week Council, of which the Alliance for Aging Research is a part, has issued a press release in advance of National Poison Prevention Week.
February 22, 2016

Join Us on March 23 on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat

Join us on March 23 at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter for a #SafeMedsChat about safe usage, storage, and disposal of medications. 
December 22, 2015

A December Update on PDUFA and MDUFA

A December update on PDUFA and MDUFA
November 12, 2015

Participate in an Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial

Participating in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials is a valuable way you and your loved ones can personally impact this disease.
October 7, 2015

Talking about Your Medicines

Today we want to talk about your medicines, as October serves as Talk about Your Medicines Month. 
August 3, 2015

Two New Clinical Studies Request Volunteers

We are sharing the following information about two new clinical studies.
July 16, 2015

Cynthia Bens Comments from MDUFA and PDUFA Meetings

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens took part in two important meetings at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week.
June 18, 2015

HROTW: Safe Medication Infographic

Our Health Resource of the Week puts the focus on medication safety and kids.
March 17, 2015

This Week Is National Poison Prevention Week

This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the danger that poisonings create to people of all ages and to help prevent accidental poisonings.
December 23, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Medication Safety

We are sharing this guest blog post from our friends at the Up and Away Campaign about medication safety during the holidays.
September 4, 2014

This Grandparents Day Put Your Medications Up and Away

This Sunday we celebrate National Grandparents Day.
August 29, 2014

Don’t Just Act Out, Act to Increase Representation in Clinical Trials

Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens talks about clinical trials.
May 22, 2014

Turning a Blind Eye on Patients

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens discusses AMD and older adults. 
January 19, 2012

Learning about Safe Medication Use–It’s a Must!

Older Americans make up 13% of our population but account for 34% of all prescription medication use and 30% of all over-the-counter (OTC) medication use. This is due in large part to the fact that 4 out of 5 older Americans has 1 or more chronic conditions—often requiring multiple medications at once.
June 30, 2011

PDUFA V Can Help Patients and the FDA

On June 26, 2011 I was interviewed by BioCentury This Week to share the Alliance for Aging Research’s impressions on the fifth reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration’s Prescription Drug User Fee program. Thanks to Congress, we and other active patient groups were able to lend an early voice in helping to shape how user fees might be used to help speed the delivery of better treatments and cures to patient in need of relief from Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Parkinson’s and many more diseases.