Emergency Use Authorizations
Understanding Emergency Use Authorizations: FDA is working with U.S. Government partners, including CDC, and international partners to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority allows FDA to help strengthen the nation’s public health protections against CBRN threats by facilitating the availability and use of MCMs needed during public health emergencies. There is a lot of confusion from manufacturers, importers, distributors, hospitals, physicians and the general population on what is the EUA. Some people keep claiming they have ”approved” PPE under the EUA. That is totally wrong, the EUA is for authorization, not for approval.
As an Initial Importer our focus is on 2 major topics. First is to make sure we understand where the FDA stands on registration, listing and premarket numbers especially in the context of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The second is in regard to importation itself; what information needs to be submitted to the FDA and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).