FDA and DoD Unveil Medical Product Program for Military

January 19, 2018

The FDA and the Department of Defense announced a joint program Tuesday to prioritize development of medical products for deployed military personnel.

The initiative responds to DoD complaints about delays in getting urgently needed products approved for military use.

Under the program, DoD’s Office of Health Affairs and the FDA will collaborate in reviewing products meant to treat, prevent or diagnose serious or life-threatening conditions for troops, and accelerate development of the products.

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