NCHR says YES to the Medical Device Guardians Act

September 26, 2016. NCHR supports this bill because there is clear scientific evidence that the vast majority of adverse events from medical products are not reported by physicians, and the percentage may be especially low for devices. “Since most devices are allowed to be without any scientific evidence of safety,” Zuckerman points out, “requiring adverse events to be reported by physicians is especially important.”

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NCHR Supports FDA’s Guidance on Generic Drug Labeling Safety

September 9, 2016. NCHR supports this draft guidance, which is a step in the right direction for protecting the public health. However, the guidance should be broadened to include all situations, regardless of whether the RLD has been withdrawn. Moreover, to truly ensure that generic drug labels are updated in a timely manner, the FDA needs to finalize the proposed rule, “Supplemental Applications Proposing Labeling Changes For Approved Drugs and Biological Products.

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