FDA Should Boost Training For Device Reviewers: Report

Law360, Washington (June 5, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The Food and Drug Administration needs to train reviewers of medical devices and their managers better on procedures to resolve scientific disputes over technologies being evaluated for market release, a report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general said.

The report was commissioned in response to a series of disputes over new medical devices the FDA was reviewing for release to the public, several of which drew media scrutiny. A few of the incidents occurred after 2009, when the administration...
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