SILVER SPRING, Md., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of June 6, 2011.


FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations.

Meetings, Workshops and Congressional Testimony:

Wednesday, 6/8 and Thursday, 6/9 – FDA Workshop on Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices. Discussion of the quality of reprocessing of reusable medical devices and FDA plans to address issues to reduce infection. 8:30 a.m., 10903 New Hampshire, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Press Office Contact: Karen Riley, 301-796-4674,

Thursday, 6/9 – The FDA's Center for Tobacco Products holds its fourth Stakeholder Discussion Series session with public health advocates. 9 a.m., 9200 Corporate Blvd., Room 020 B, Rockville, Md.

Press Office Contact: Jeff Ventura, 301-796-2807,

On the Web:

Medical Devices. The FDA has posted Frequently Asked Questions  on a Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff – Commercially Distributed in Vitro Diagnostic Products Labeled for Research Use Only or for Investigational Use Only.

Press Office Contact: Erica Jefferson, 301-796-4988, '/>"/>