It wasn't politics as usual on Friday, when the IOM released its 510(k) report to the public. In many ways, one could argue that the institute took the only path it had left: the high road.
Even before the IOM released its results, the panel had taken considerable fire for not including members of industry. Ralph F. Hall was particularly vocal about including these critical stakeholders.
Further, Hall told EE Times that "most government reports are released in a draft form for public comment before they are made final. I have absolutely no idea of the substance of the report, but I wish I had some insight."
Public comment is what will ultimately decide the worth of the IOM's review. Indeed, David Challoner admitted in the webcast about IOM's report that the goal of the...