AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ADAP)
MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MAC)
The ADAP MAC consists of HIV-specialized physician/s, pharmacist/s, psychiatrist/s, treatment advocacy representative/s, and affected community member/s. The primary role of the MAC is to review the program formulary, evaluate available HIV/AIDS related drugs, in addition to medications used in the treatment of opportunistic infections, and make recommendations for changes to the program formulary.
The MAC developed a vision statement for ADAP, which continues to guide the committee in its review of drugs for inclusion in the formulary:
"ADAP will make available, in an effective and timely manner to people living with HIV, pharmaceutical and other treatments which are reliably expected to increase survival, reduce mortality, and improve quality of life."