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How the FDA Drug Approval Process Works

The FDA Drug Approval Process

The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is the watchdog for potential medications seeking approval for use in the United States. In order for CDER to begin evaluating a drug, pharmaceutical companies must first do […]

Are You A Passionate Diabetes Advocate? Join the DPAC Patient Advisory Board!

DPAC Patient Advisory Board

A picture of a diverse group of people smiling.

After this year’s tumultuous ride in diabetes policy advocacy, you may feel like we need a break.

Nope. This is when we mobilize – and we need you. […]

Drug Importation Isn’t The Long-Term Solution

 Drug Importation Isn’t The Long-Term Solution

Though drug importation may seem like a logical solution to a very real drug pricing problem, importing drugs from Canada or other foreign sources is not good for individual consumers or the American economy. There are two main reasons:

  • There is currently […]

Big Win for Diabetes Medicare Beneficiaries & Thank You!

Big Win for Diabetes Medicare Beneficiaries & Thank You!

group of people crowded together to make a man flexing musclesOn February 9, 2018, the President signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which included a big win for our diabetes Medicare community […]

Affordable Insulin Project Helps People Advocate!

The new year brings some wonderful things: renewed optimism for the future, resolutions that may or may not be abandoned by February, and plans for a year that seems full of potential. But the dreaded deductible reset also accompanies the new year for many people. Paying for […]

College Diabetes Network Connects a New Generation of Activists!

Most diabetes advocates are inspired by their involvement in the diabetes community, and many young adults get their start in the diabetes community through amazing support organizations like the College Diabetes Network.

The College Diabetes Network, or CDN, was formed in 2009 […]

DPAC Statement on Meter Accuracy

Lack of FDA Post-Marketing Oversight on Meter Accuracy Puts Diabetes Patients’ Lives at Risk

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve […]

DPAC Statement on Non-Medical Switching

Patients with Diabetes MUST be Allowed to Continue with Medications, Technologies and Diabetes Treatment Programs that are Successfully Helping Them Manage Their Diabetes

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively […]

DPAC Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

DPAC Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance for Collaborative Efforts to Help People With Diabetes

The logo of the Diabetes Advocacy AllianceThe Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition announces it has joined the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, a coalition of over 20 members representing […]

A Patient’s Perspective on Non-Medical Switching

Who’s in charge- your doctor

or your insurance company?

These are strange times, when we have to think about insurance companies and medical suppliers like they’re our doctors.

No, they aren’t. But don’t tell the insurers and suppliers that tend to act this way.

Using strong-arm language like “not […]