Once A Cheerleader For Latest VALID Act For Diagnostics, Pew Now Has Some Reservations
Public policy group The Pew Charitable Trusts is concerned that the latest iteration of the Verifying Accurate, Leading-edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act prioritizes a faster time to market over patient safety. The group had previously signed onto a letter praising the proposed legislation, which aims to build a new regulatory framework for diagnostics in the US.
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