|2000: A preliminary draft of genomes is completed by J. Craig Venter and Francis Collins.|
2002: The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 allows FDA to collect user fees from sponsors for review activities.
|2003: Cordis Corp.’s Cypher is the first drug-eluting stent approved in the United States.|
2006: FDA lifts its 14-year ban on silicone gel breast implants.
|2007: Five orthopedics manufacturers settle with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that they paid kickbacks to surgeons for favoring their hip and knee implants.|
2008: AdvaMed updates its code of ethics to emphasize restrictions on promotional items and gifts, clarify guidelines on royalty arrangements, and create parameters for providing products for educational purposes.
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