FDA Floats Rule Tweaking Standards For Laser Products

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule designed to bring its standards for medical and other laser products into closer accord with international standards, saying it would better protect public health and make compliance easier for companies.

Under the terms of the proposal, U.S. standards will be largely harmonized with the standards set out by the International Electrotechnical Commission — an electrical and electronic standards body — which are already used throughout the global laser industry, better reflecting current science and...
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