Hurricanes Irma and Jose

Support of the Hurricane Relief Effort

Harvey, Irma, and Maria


Address safety and shortages

  • Ensuring safety of regulated products including medicines, medical devices, food, and the blood supply
  • Priority Actions : Recommendations on food and medical products handling, assess damage and impact to industry facilities, avoid food and crop loss, identify solutions to prevent shortages of life-saving therapies



Gain access to health coverage immediately 

  • Medicare special enrollment period:  Enroll, dis-enroll or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans
  • Federal Health Insurance Exchange special enrollment period: For individuals  unable to complete application, plan selection, and enrollment process


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