US FDA To Public: Help Us Streamline Our Regs
The agency is calling on all regulated industry and the public in general to recommend regulations that should be withdrawn, modified or replaced in line with President Trump's executive order from earlier this year to remove two regulations for every new one implemented.
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Following several executive orders from the president intended to remove regulations from the federal books, the White House tells Medtech Insight it has already pulled multiple rules from FDA and other agencies – and that number may still grow by the time the Office of Management and Budget has completed an agency-wide review.
The US FDA commissioner says the agency has gone through sporadic reviews of regulations, but he would like to see a more systematic process to continuously evaluate whether regulations should be modified or withdrawn.
For the most part, industry experts and lobbyists say they still have questions about President Trump's latest executive order, which requires agencies to rescind two regulations for every one rule that is implemented. With key leadership positions at HHS and FDA still unfilled, some say they are taking a wait-and-see approach before concluding how the order will be interpreted.