By Hilary Marston MD MPH & Ann Meeker-O’Connell MS – Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing science and supporting the development of new medical products to address unmet patient needs. Reliable data from well-designed trials about a medical product’s safety and effectiveness are critical.Read More
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & William Maisel MD – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for medical devices has far exceeded anything we have seen in previous public health emergencies. The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health has worked to address these unprecedented demands…
By Robert M. Califf MD, MACC & Vid Desai – Technology and data have disrupted our world in ways unimaginable only 20 years ago – including how the world thinks about health. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these changes and underscored the importance of…
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & William Maisel MD MPH – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health have worked tirelessly to manage unprecedented workload demands to help increase access to high quality, critical products that are essential to our nation’s pandemic response.
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & William Maisel MD MPH – At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, we are committed to protecting the public health by ensuring patients have more timely access to safe, effective, and high-quality medical devices.
By Michelle Tarver MD PhD & Angela Calman MPA – Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert that warned health care providers how certain electrically powered hospital beds could harm and even kill children. That was one of our earliest communications about medical device safety.
By Janet Woodcock MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Devices Program is responsible for the regulation and oversight of a wide range of medical devices that patients and their health care providers use every day.
By Janet Woodcock MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission to protect and promote the public health impacts the life of every American, every day. Our work encompasses an ever-widening array of foods, additives, cosmetics, medicines, and medical devices as the FDA regulates approximately 20 cents of every dollar spent annually by American consumers.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of April that we think deserve sharing again.