FDA Chief: Slow Agency Review Process is Urban Mythology

During March 13 testimony before a Senate committee, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., defended the length of time it takes the regulatory agency to review and approve medical devices. "I can assure you that the FDA review teams take their job very, very seriously, going through in a systematic way the data that's available to them, assessing safety, efficacy and overall risks and benefits to patients," Hamburg testified.

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