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Number of waivers granted per month to advisory committee members participating in meetings

Dictionary: When FDA determines that an advisory committee member has a financial conflict of interest, the agency may grant a waiver that allows the member to participate in an advisory committee meeting if certain criteria and policies are met. In general, FDA may grant a waiver if the requirements set forth by 18 U.S.C. 208 are met. FDA searches for experts who have the necessary expertise without conflicts of interest; yet, in some cases, the top authorities in specialized scientific fields may have a conflict of interest. When FDA grants a waiver, the financial interests associated with the waiver are posted on FDA’s website along with the reasons for granting the waiver.

Information is current as of September 30, 2019.

Fiscal Year - 2019

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TimeTargetWaivers Granted
Oct 2018N/A2
Nov 2018N/A0
Dec 2018N/A0
Jan 2019N/A1
Feb 2019N/A0
Mar 2019N/A1
Apr 2019N/A0
May 2019N/A0
Jun 2019N/A1
Jul 2019N/A0
Aug 2019N/A2
Sep 2019N/A1

FY 2019 Total: 8

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.