FDA Officials Want a National Review System for Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Source: Mass Device

A pair of top officials at the FDA are advocating for a national oversight system for medical devices that would combine pre- and post-market clinical studies with adverse event reporting and electronic health records.

FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf and Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, head of the agency’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. that their vision would incorporate “ecosystem stakeholders such as patients, health care professionals, health care organizations, payers, the medical device and digital health industries, and the government.”

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