FCC, FDA Team Up On Wireless Medical Device Rules

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration entered an agreement Monday outlining plans to cooperate to streamline the regulatory processes for broadband and wireless-enabled medical devices.

The two agencies issued a memorandum of understanding in an effort to improve the efficiency of the regulation of broadband and wireless-enabled medical devices, which are subject to FDA regulation on their safety and effectiveness and FCC regulation on the allocation of radio frequencies and technical requirements to avoid harmful interference.

Officials from the FDA and the...
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