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Over 100,000 People Urge the FDA to Issue Clear and Reasonable Guidance on the Artificial Pancreas

November 15, 2011 4:52 am | News | Comments

Washington, D.C. – Over 100,000 people throughout the country have signed a petition urging the FDA to issue clear and reasonable guidance  for development of an artificial pancreas (AP), the most revolutionary advance in treating type 1 diabetes (T1D) since the discovery of insulin.

Virility Max: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

November 14, 2011 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

FDA Issues Two Guidances to Boost First-In-Human Studies

November 11, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA proposes to streamline device clinical trials in a pair of draft guidances outlining requirements for early feasibility studies and explaining when a trial can begin even when there are outstanding issues with an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) submission.

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FDA, Devicemakers Want to Accelerate User Fee Talks, But Disagreement Reigns

November 11, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medical device industry reps and FDA officials negotiating the next user fee authorization are behind schedule and want to accelerate their progress, but those meetings remain acrimonious and the parties are still far apart on major issues.

Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinical Investigators, Institutional Review Boards, and Food and Drug Administration Staff - FDA Decisions for Investigational Device Exemption (...

November 10, 2011 3:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This guidance document has been developed to promote the initiation of clinical investigations to evaluate medical devices under FDA?s Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) regulations, Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 812.

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) for Early Feasibility Medical Device Clinical Studies, Including C...

November 10, 2011 3:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This document is intended to provide guidance to FDA staff, clinicians, clinical innovators, and industry on the development and review of Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) applications for early feasibility studies of significant risk devices.

Mizuho OSI Modular Table Systems: Class I Recall - Reports of Patient Injury

November 9, 2011 10:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Potential for patient falls or unanticipated patient movement, which may result in serious injury or death.

Trilipix (fenofibric acid): Drug Safety Communication - Label Change

November 9, 2011 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The ACCORD Lipid trial found no significant difference in the risk of a major adverse cardiac event between group treated with fenofibrate plus simvastatin compared with simvastatin alone.

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Needles and Other Sharps (Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings)

November 8, 2011 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This webpage gives tips for safely disposing needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of health care settings. Patients and caregivers should keep these tips in mind when at home, at work, and while traveling.

Multiple States and Vendors Agree on Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications

November 8, 2011 4:24 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records (EHRs) today issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs)...

Minutes From Negotiation Meeting on MDUFA III Reauthorization, October 21, 2011

November 7, 2011 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Industry's October 6, 2011 proposal allows applicants 15 days to draft pre-submission meeting minutes followed by 15 days for FDA to provide edits to the applicant?s draft minutes and 15 days for the applicant to indicate disagreement with how a...

Public Workshop - Bridging the IDEAL and TPLC Approaches for Evidence Development for Surgical Medical Devices and Procedures, December 2, 2011

November 7, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of the public workshop is to provide a forum for discussion among FDA, governmental agencies, academia, physicians and various stakeholders to f urther refine and advance the IDEAL initiative (Idea Development Exploration, Assessment and...

CareFusion EnVe Ventilators: Class I Recall - Potential for Interruption of Patient Ventilation

November 4, 2011 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Failure to adequately ventilate may lead to hypoxia or hypercarbia, which may result in serious neurological injury or death.

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U.S. Senators, Clinicians and People with Type 1 Diabetes Urge FDA to Issue Clear and Reasonable Guidance on Artificial Pancreas

November 2, 2011 7:32 pm | News | Comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators, clinical experts, and people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) today urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue clear and reasonable guidance on the artificial pancreas (AP) that avoids unnecessary delays in development and delivery of a medical technology...

Meeting Materials for National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee meeting on November 4, 2011

November 2, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee advises on developing appropriate quality standards and regulations for the use of mammography facilities.

Public Workshop - Using Scientific Research Data to Support Pediatric Medical Device Claims, December 5, 2011

November 1, 2011 12:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of the public workshop is to receive public comment on the use of scientific research data, including published scientific literature, to extrapolate effectiveness claims from adults to children and between pediatric subpopulations in order...

Understanding Barriers to Medical Device Quality

October 31, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Provides an in-depth look at challenges industry and the FDA face in implementing well-integrated, best-quality manufacturing practices. The report also presents recommendations on ways industry and the FDA can work to remove the perceived barriers to...

FDA Ban on OTC Inhalers Under Senate Assault

October 28, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

An FDA ban on over-the-counter asthma inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons would be voided by a bill introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).

Guidance Threatens Huge Jump In 510(k) Filings, AdvaMed Warns

October 28, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA stands to receive 300 to 500 percent more 510(k) submissions if the agency implements a draft guidance on when to file a 510(k) for a change to an existing device, AdvaMed says.

Leading Innovator Alpha-Stim Gains Support of Medical Professionals and Patients in Opposing New FDA Rule

October 25, 2011 10:37 am | News | Comments

MINERAL WELLS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alpha-Stim, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices providing treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain, announces its user-supported campaign to change an FDA rule regarding Pre-Market Approval (PMA),

Letter to Manufacturers Concerning SIDS Prevention Medical Claims for Baby Products

October 17, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA has learned that some manufacturers are continuing to market baby products that claim to prevent or reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) without FDA clearance or approval. Under section 201(h) of the Federal Food Drug &..

Information on Baby Products with SIDS Prevention Claims

October 17, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Some baby products are being marketed over-the-counter with claims to cure, treat, or prevent a disease or condition. Because of these claims, these baby products are medical devices, subject to FDA regulation.

CooperVision Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall- Unintended Residue on Lenses

October 14, 2011 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Presence of a silicone oil residue on lenses from certain lots of my cause range of symptoms such as hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

MDUFMA III Proposal Delivery in Question as FDA Eyes Calendar

October 14, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Industry resistance to an FDA move to fund training and hiring with user fee revenues has the agency concerned about missing a Jan. 15 deadline to give Congress proposals for the third reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).

Device Panelists & #8217; Trial Critiques Are Killing Companies, Critics Say

October 14, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Device innovation is suffering because FDA conflict of interest rules keep experienced and insightful practitioners from serving on advisory panels, industry and lawmakers say.

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