its always a difficult process to execute but at the end this is actually to ensure safety. It is not a right way to point fingers at fda instead the organizations should work towards faster developments. As long it is similar regulations for all the companies it is still acceptable.
It may appear as a game plan but in reality it is not. It is just "Quality " based. Knowing fully well that the end users are patients in the sick bed. It is better to tighten up that loosen out, Safety and Effectiveness crown it all.
Part of the slow down in FDA approval will occur when a medical device must have what is called IFU documentation (Instructions for Use). This is where things get slow and laborious, particularly when you need to include specific instructions for the use and care of the device under scrutiny. If any part of that language is not clear, any part, your application gets stalled. You may be amazed at how specific the language needs to be. It keeps corporate legal and regulatory people busy for weeks at a time.
“It's getting even tougher to play in the area due to tightening conditions from the FDA and the realities imposed by the litigious environment in which companies serving the healthcare industry must navigate in the United States”
Kunmi, what are the challenges companies are going to face due to this tightening condition?
@Parser, it is both the lack of clarity and the lengthy paper trail that bogs down the process thereby delaying the approval process. Even with the specialists, the red tape makes the approval process cumbersome and frustrating.
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