J&J, Boston Scientific on Hot Seat as Panel Meeting BeginsJ&J, Boston Scientific on Hot Seat as Panel Meeting Begins
A crucial meeting of CDRH's Circulatory System Devices Panel is underway, and already representatives from stent companies Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific are under fire, reports the Associated Press. The two-day meeting is expected to help FDA and doctors come to a consensus about whether the clotting risks posed by drug-eluting stents outweigh their benefits. Industry says they do not.
December 7, 2006
Whether the panel believes that will go a long way toward deciding the lucrative products' future commercialÂ prospects in the United States.
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