What is an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA?

What is an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA?

We have recently heard about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting or considering granting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for medications to be used in the fight against COVID-19.  Do you know what EUA is and how it’s granted? The FDA has released a short video to quickly explain how the process works.

You probably heard the term for the first time when the FDA granted EUA for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and most recently as they applied it to the antiviral medication remdesivir from Gilead Sciences.  We rely on the FDA to ensure products and medications are safe and effective.  Below is a video explaining how the FDA utilizes this process to make important medical products available during a public health crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information, please visit the FDA’s page on Emergency Use Authorizations.  If you need guidance or have additional questions, please contact us and we can help you.

The Consultant Pharmacists at OctariusRx provide guidance on safe medication management, survey readiness and cost savings to ambulatory healthcare facilities/surgery centers, senior care facilities and pharmacies We also help individual patients optimize their medications to improve their quality of life and save money. Contact us for assistance.


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