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Pediatr Clin North Am 2012 Dec;59(6):1355-66

FDA working to ensure the safety of medical devices used in the pediatric population.

Flack MN, Gross TP, Reid JS, Mills TT, Francis J

Abstract

Special initiatives exist in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical products used in the vulnerable pediatric population. This article focuses on the special programs, projects, and special studies implemented by CDRH to ensure this safety and effectiveness in devices used in pediatric patients throughout the devices' total product life-cycles. Pediatricians play a major role in keeping medical devices safe for use in children by reporting device problems to FDA.


Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #23116531 DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.08.003
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Medical Devices
Entry Created: 2012-11-03 Entry Last Modified: 2013-01-18
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