Ear-Tube Insertion Moves To Physician Offices With Breakthrough Device
A device newly approved by the US FDA will allow physicians to insert ear tubes to treat recurrent ear infections in the office, eliminating the risks of general anesthesia. The Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System was reviewed via the agency’s breakthrough device pathway.
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COVID-19 EUAs To Stay Active After Public Health Emergency Ends
Authorizations in place for diagnostics, personal protective equipment, and other products cleared for emergency use during the pandemic will remain in place until the potential for an outbreak no longer exists or products receive traditional clearances, according to a Federal Register notice issued by HHS this week.
News We’re Watching – FDA Mammography Update, SVB Collapse, Zoll's Data Breach, And More
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