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.Read More
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.
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & Ed Margerrison PhD – Progress in science and technology offers extraordinary opportunities to develop innovative medical products that can save lives and lead to better treatments, better diagnostics and better care for patients.
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & Daniel Caños PhD MPH – Among the many ways that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protects and promotes the public health is by ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, assuring that patients have timely access to them, and advancing medical device innovation.
By Janet Woodcock MD & Amy Abernethy MD PhD – With the near ubiquity of interconnected smartphones and computers in modern life, it can be difficult to remember just how quickly our familiarity with data has evolved. Data, in digital form, seem to be everywhere we look.