FDA Works to Reduce Incidents of Defective Medical Devices Through Stiffer Policies and Regulations

by | November 4th, 2013

November 4, 2013

The citizens of the United States depend on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure medical devices released for use in patient treatments are safe. The Ohio Product Liability Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain the agency is continuing its efforts to increase the safety of these products by tightening laws and regulations regarding these products.

Some of the changes to policy were highlighted in a recent FDA Press Release that discusses the agency’s new recommendations regarding the development and review of Investigational Device Exemption applications. These recommendations will make it more difficult to introduce new products to the market without first undergoing rigorous testing.

The FDA is also tightening the reigns on medical devices by continuing to force manufacturers of such products to undergo an annual registration.

The agency also recently implemented a new coding system for devices that will allow products to be identified more easily. The system will also create a more efficient manner of tracking and spreading information about faulty products.

Officials recently announced they had developed guidelines for mobile device applications that function as medical devices.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy applaud the efforts being made by the FDA to improve the safety of medical products on the market today and are hopeful the steps being taken will achieve their goal of reducing incidents involving faulty products!