As we are in an era of “patient-centered” medical care, the focus of health care now enables patients to make choices regarding their physicians, hospitals, and treatment options.  The transparency of medical costs allow patients to “shop-around” for their healthcare preferences, and gone are the days of simply letting health care providers guide medical decisions.  In a recent article on the FDA’s website, they have fostered this idea and announced their first ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC). This committee is part of the FDA’s Patient Preference Initiative, which was launched in 2013, and marks an additional way to incorporate patients’ views on benefits and risks with those of the FDA’s scientists, engineers, and medical professionals.