Sens. Blast FDA's 'Slow' Device Approval Process

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 7:28 PM EST) -- Senators criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's medical device approval process as too slow at a hearing Tuesday, the same day Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at bringing new devices to consumers more quickly.

The FDA's Jeffrey Shuren, the director of the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, fielded questions at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on why the agency's so-called 510(k) approval process for devices had gotten slower in recent years instead of faster....
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