MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) launched a new bill aimed at strengthening the FDA’s oversight of medical devices.
The Safety of Untested & New Devices Act would give the FDA the power to request that companies submitting new devices speak for any recalls or safety issues in predicate devices.
Markey hopes to add his measure to a larger medical device bill that Congress will vote on at the end of May, Boston.com reported.
Markey announced the bill at a press conference highlighting the recent clamor surrounding transvaginal mesh products and their potential dangers for women.
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