Study Prompts OIG to Call for Further Training of FDA Medical Device Reviewers

On June 5, 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) published a report entitled, “Executive Summary: Scientific Disagreements Regarding Medical Device Regulatory Decisions.” The Summary, found here, details a study undertaken by the OIG, an office in the Department …

FDA Expands Use of Device to Detect both Viral and Bacterial Causes of Respiratory Infection

On May 15, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the clearance of expanded uses for the FilmArray Respiratory Panel, a medical device used to detect causes of respiratory infection. Manufactured by Idaho Technology, Inc., the device is …

FDA Publishes Global Engagement Report, Highlighting Efforts Abroad

On April 23, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released its “Global Engagement Report,” a document detailing the various strategies undertaken by the agency to ensure that FDA-regulated products, including foods, medical devices, drugs, etc., are manufactured under …