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Experts Ho-Hum About FDA’s First-Ever Device Shortage List

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The US agency’s shortage list of critical medical devices needed during the COVID-19 public health emergency has been met with shrugs by two former agency officials, who say the statutorily mandated online listing offers limited value.

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