Tag Archives: medical device industry
May 24, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one step closer to being funded for the next five years in a bi-partisan vote considered good for the FDA and industry – but what about patients? The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act passed on an unusual bi-partisan vote, [continue reading…]
April 20, 2012 ~ Ask most Americans and they would say that the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect us from unsafe food, medications and medical devices. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) would like to expand the role of the FDA to include jobs promotion and growth for industry, [continue reading…]
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 – Former Saturday Night Live comedian turned U.S. Senator, Al Franken represents Minnesota and with Minneapolis a hub of the medical device industry, he is doing all he can for his constituents.
This excellent article by Morningstar reminds us that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been reviewing the regulatory process that allows most medical devices to make their way into the marketplace and the agency plans to have new changes in place by October. This is sparked by the July release of the Institute [continue reading…]
510(k) Reform: Minnesota Congressional Delegation Lines up in Opposition, Mass Device, August 3, 2011
Sens Amy Kloubechar (D-Minn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn) reject calls by the Institute of Medicine to kill the 510(k) program that allows medical devices on the market without premarket approval. In a joint statement the lawmakers rejected a July 2011 Institute of Medicine findings that the FDA should scrap the [continue reading…]