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House Subcommittee OK's FDA User Fee Bill; More Debate On Third-Party Servicers To Come

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The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee passed a bill reauthorizing FDA's device user fees May 18, along with amendments on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and to streamline agency inspections of device facilities, among others. The subpanel agreed to shelve – for now – a proposed bill to facilitate off-label communications by medical product firms, and said they will wait for the full committee markup to debate a third-party servicers bill backed by imaging firms.

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