FDA ombud: Industry complaints up 45 percent in 2009

April 8, 2010 by MassDevice staff

The Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices & Radiological Health received a record number of calls from the medical device industry last year, according to a report from the federal watchdog agency's ombudsman.

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The Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health saw a dramatic, 45 percent increase in complaints last year, logging a record high of 133 in 2009.

In total, the agency received 250 contacts during the year, a 41 percent increase from the previous high-water mark of 177 in 2007, according to the agency's annual ombudsman's report. The 2009 tally is also a record high for the agency, which first opened its ombudsman office in 2000.

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