Conservative think tank report blasts FDA

October 12, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, blasts the FDA and patient safety advocates for smothering new medical technology and calls for stricter oversight of the federal watchdog agency.

Competitive Enterprise Institute

A conservative think tank is taking aim at the FDA's program for reviewing medical devices, accusing the federal watchdog agency and public safety advocates of smothering new medical technology.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute report, "Stifling Medical Device Innovation: A Response to Critics of the FDA's 510(k) Clearance Process," was written by Larry Pilot, a lawyer and pharmacist who helped pioneer the FDA's Office of Medical Devices in the late 1960s and early '70s.

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