NCHR Testimony to FDA on VBLOC MAESTRO Device

June 17, 2014. We all know that obesity is often debilitating. The VBLOC device is an innovative way of addressing this important health concern but the question is: how well does it work and does its benefits outweigh its risks?

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Coalition Letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg About Approving Cobas HPV Test Alone (Without Pap Smear) and FDA Response

April 11, 2014. We are writing as members of the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition and other interested experts to express our grave concerns about the March 12, 2014 FDA meeting of the Microbiology Medical Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Under consideration was the premarket approval of a new indication for the Cobas HPV test, as a first-line primary screening tool for cervical cancer in women aged 25 and older.

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