FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin

MORE SCRUTINY SOUGHT FOR REUSED DEVICES

Dec. 14, 2005
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A key member of Congress called yesterday for more rigorous federal oversight of reused medical devices designated as one-time-use instruments. The Food and Drug Administration has made progress in monitoring the industry -- called reprocessing -- but "significant gaps remain," said Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.), the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the FDA.

The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/12/AR2005121201469.html)