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FDA meeting sacrificed to government shutdown

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:29am
Mass Device

The federal government shutdown means delaying a meeting between the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee and FDA healthcare regulators.

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Medical device makers will have to wait a little longer for progress on implementation of the FDA's Safety & Innovation Act, now that a meeting with a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions committee has been canceled amid the federal government shutdown.

The hearing, originally scheduled for mid-morning Wednesday, was a chance for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to check in on the FDA's progress toward launching programs that include the re-authorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act, among other initiatives.

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