COVID-19: FDA Warns Of Potential Risks Of Antibody Tests
The US agency’s decision to allow developers to distribute tests that detect COVID-19 in human blood without going through a clearance process has led to some misleading marketing, the agency warned in two recent statements.
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Ready, Set, Go: ‘Unprecedented’ FDA Guidance Aims To Unburden Coronavirus Test Makers, Speed Process
The US agency issued a guidance document that significantly lowers regulation of diagnostics used specifically to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new policies give states far more autonomy, allow diagnostics makers to distribute products before an Emergency Use Authorization is issued by the FDA, and permits certain serological tests on the market if they adhere to proper labeling.
The US HHS was responsible for the most major regulations over the last few years of any agency, an OMB report shows.