“Accelerated Approval” refers to a pathway at FDA that allows for earlier approval of drugs for serious, unmet medical need, based on a surrogate endpoint or marker predicting clinical benefit. Subsequent testing must be done to verify the anticipated benefit.
How can parents / voters help?
Please spend a few minutes and write a letter to your representatives in Congress.
If you open an account at www.opencongress.org, it takes less than 15 minutes to send a letter to all 3 of your reps (1 congressperson and 2 senators).
Here is my letter as point of reference.