The USA Patient Network consists of patients, caregivers, and their friends and family members that are united by a common goal: to make sure that medical treatments are as safe and effective as possible.
The USA Patient Network consists of patients, caregivers, and their friends and family members that are united by a common goal: to make sure that medical treatments are as safe, effective, and as affordable as possible. Representing individuals from across the United States, we are educating ourselves and others about the treatment standards that are most important to us, including improving quality of life, and the symptoms and health outcomes that matter most to patients. A major aspect of our work is to provide patients’ perspectives to federal agencies and medical and public health researchers. Unlike most patient groups, the USA Patient Network does not accept funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies, or insurance companies.
VISION: Ensuring that medical treatments involving drugs or devices are safe, effective, and affordable.
MISSION: An independent voice to strengthen the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for patients through advocacy and education.
Patient Advocates Spotlights
John JamesJohn became an advocate after losing his 19-year-old son due to medical error and soon discovered that medical error was all too common.
Jamee CookJamee co-founded Breast Implant Victim Advocacy (BIVA) to raise awareness of harms from silicone and saline breast implants.
Linda Radach_edited_edited_edited_editedLinda is extremely active in her focus on medical device issues.
Amanda Dykeman, advocate and USA Patient Network board member, recently attended the Stanford University MedX conference.
Dr. John James, USA Patient Network board member, recently published an article in BMJ-Open in collaboration with two colleagues. The article entitled “Informed consent, shared-decision making and a reasonable patient’s wishes based on a cross-sectional, national survey in the United States using a hypothetical scenario” was just published in BMJ Open. Read it here.
Jamee Bramlett Cook, USA Patient Network board member, appeared as an invited speaker at the March FDA hearing on breast Implants.
USA Patient Network's Linda Radach and Diana Zuckerman explain to ABC News in Atlanta that too many implants aren't studied on humans before being sold and too often patients aren't informed when implants are recalled. See the video here
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