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Demand for Foreign Products Changing FDA, Official Says

Oct. 20, 2008
The FDA needs to shift its approach on imports to one that minimizes risk at each point in the product life cycle — from foreign manufacture to domestic use, according to Timothy Ulatowski, director of compliance in the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. The FDA will release a draft guidance soon that outlines standards for third-party certification programs for FDA-regulated products, he said. It also is preparing a draft guidance on good importer practices.