FDA focus on more efficient processing yields faster decisions

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been criticized for its ponderous movement of potential drugs and medical devices through the approval process. Recognizing this criticism, and following implementation of the Medical Devices User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 and subsequent internal reevaluations and reorganizations, the FDA approval process for innovative technologies has been gaining speed since 2010.“We believe the U.S. is and should remain the leading innovation leader,” Malvina B. Eydelman, MD, director of the FDA Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices, (Read more...)

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