U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Office of Special Health Issues, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OSHI/FDA

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10903 New Hampshire Avenue Bldg. 32, Room 5367
Silver Spring, MD 20993
1-888-463-6332 (Voice - Toll-free)
301-796-8460 (Voice)


The Office of Special Health Issues (OSHI) is a liaison between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and patients, patient advocates, and health professional organizations. The staff encourages and supports active participation of these groups in forming FDA regulatory policy. OSHI responds to inquiries and concerns related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other special health issues. The staff is familiar with the concerns confronting patients and families dealing with a life-threatening illness. In addition, OSHI provides information about the FDA drug approval process and clinical trials, and administer MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011