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Accession Number PB2013-101271
Title Scientific Disagreements Regarding Medical Device Regulatory Decisions.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 30p
Personal Author D. R. Levinson
Abstract The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and other products. At the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a series of scientific disagreements received media attention between 2008 and 2010. In these instances, CDRH reviewers and their managers disagreed over whether medical devices under review met applicable review standards. In October 2009, CDRH issued new policies and procedures for resolving internal scientific disagreements related to regulatory decisions.
Keywords Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Decision making
Government policies
Medical devices
Product safety

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
44H - Health Care Technology
Corporate Author Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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