Regulatory/Legal
Sep 22, 2006
FDA is holding a meeting on Oct. 25 in Gaithersburg, MD to collect public input on whether unique identification systems, such as bar codes, should be required...
Sep 21, 2006
The controversy over biomedical conflicts of interest between doctors and companies continued at a Cleveland Clinic conference yesterday. This relationship...
Sep 20, 2006
The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted today to move the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach to be FDA commissioner...
Sep 20, 2006
A consortium of 22 patient groups in New Jersey is growing concerned about the amount of reprocessed single-use devices used in state hospitals, reports the...
Sep 19, 2006
The Associated Press reports that FDA scientists believe that an artificial spinal disk made by Medtronic is at least as safe and effective as spinal fusion....
Sep 18, 2006
For more than a year, two Democratic senators blocked the consideration of a new permanent FDA commissioner until the agency made a decision on the over-the-...
Sep 15, 2006
In efforts to address recent controversy surrounding drug-eluting stents, FDA will be reexamining the safety of these devices. According to today's Boston...
Sep 14, 2006
The Chicago Tribune reports that two executives of Abtox (Mundelein, IL) have been sentenced today for their roles in selling to hospitals unapproved...
Sep 13, 2006
FDA has issued a warning letter to Medtronic about problems associated with catheters used with implantable drug pumps, Bloomberg News reports. The agency...
Sep 12, 2006
Stanford University Medical Center (Palo Alto, CA) has a new policy banning all gifts, even the most minor ones, to its doctors from drug and device industry...