On November 15, 2018, Holly Ennis and Amanda Dykeman had the opportunity to present at a public meeting sponsored by the FDA's Patient Advisory Committee. The meeting was to establish dialogue between the FDA, Industry and Patients regarding how the FDA can utilize patient driven platforms and social media to better engage patients and to assist the FDA in analyzing real world data.
It was apparent everyone who attended has the same goal in mind, patient safety. Medical device safety and medication side effect awareness is essential in today’s environment. The other presenter’s discussed their practices of holistic treatment and concerns with the current culture of medication treatment versus problem focused.