Lawmakers Probe FDA Over Medical Device Review

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two U.S. congressmen have launched an investigation into whether managers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health knowingly allowed unsafe and ineffective medical devices to enter the U.S. market.

The Michigan Democrats — House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman John D. Dingell and subcommittee on oversight and investigations Chairman Bart Stupak — sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach Monday announcing the inquiry.

The investigation was prompted by an Oct. 14 letter sent by CDRH scientists and...
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