This Week in Devices [7/13/12]: User Device Fee is Now Law; Medical Devices Companies Show Strong 2nd Quarter Earnings; When Does an App need FDA approval?

 This Week in Devices [7/13/12]

President Obama Signs Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act

  • The President's has signed the bipartisan FDA bill into law. The bill authorizes medical device companies to pay user fees to FDA in exchange for an improved approval process. But will the mixed results of user fees continue?
    Source: Forbes

U.S. Medical Device Companies Show Solid 2Q Results

  • The U.S. Medical device industry has show strength and stability in the second quarter and may be showing signs of future growth.
    Source: NASDAQ

Do Apps Need FDA Approval?

  • As more and more healthcare related apps are hitting the market, NPR's “All Things Considered” asks where the line lies for apps that are safe for the public and when FDA should intervene for their approval.
    Source: NPR