Patient Safety Before Corporate Profits
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Right now, Congress has the opportunity to strengthen the medical device approval process to keep unsafe devices off the market.
But the medical device industry’s multimillion-dollar anti-regulation campaign is attempting to weaken the process. Shamelessly, the industry is prioritizing politics and inflated profits ahead of patients’ lives.
One of the most powerful ways you can have an impact is by meeting with one of your members of Congress when he or she is back in your district during the upcoming recess, April 2 to 13.
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Why Is This Happening Now?
Back in 2002, Congress passed the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFA), which gives the FDA the authority to collect fees from the medical device industry, the pharmaceutical industry and other regulated industries.
This year, Congress must pass a law reauthorizing these fees. There will be intense negotiations between the FDA, Congress and the device industry. Changes to the device approval process will be a significant part of these negotiations.
The current process has numerous weaknesses, evidenced by the recent recalls of devices on the market and the thousands of injuries and deaths caused by defective devices. If anything, the approval process should be strengthened, not weakened.
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