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Postmarket Device Surveillance Reforms Raised At Califf Confirmation Hearing

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Robert Califf responded to questions about improving postmarket device surveillance during his Nov. 17 confirmation hearing, including from HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, D-Wash., who raised the issue in relation to tainted duodenscopes that led to the deaths of several people in her state. Califf also addressed questions on lab-developed test oversight and charges that FDA overuses guidance documents.


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