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Regulation of device effectiveness by FDA should be eliminated, Rep. Barton suggests.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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SEN. HATCH PREFERS "INCREMENTAL" APPROACH TO FDA REFORM, Tricia Knight, health director for the Utah Republican, indicated at the Medical Device Manufacturers Association May 12 during the group's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Discussing FDA reform initiatives currently under way on Capitol Hill, Knight said that "large proposals don't have as much of a chance as small proposals...in part because of so many competing interests. Incremental reforms may have more of a chance."

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