FDA Warns Philips Healthcare Of Quality Control Issues

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Philips Healthcare, the medical device unit of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, that inspectors found multiple quality assurance violations at the company's Massachusetts plant and have scheduled a follow-up visit.

The federal watchdog agency posted the warning letter on its Web site Tuesday, but the inspections actually transpired between January and March of this year, and Philips already has implemented several measures to correct the poor manufacturing practices, the letter noted.

The Andover, Mass., facility makes medical devices such...
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