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News We’re Watching – 20 January

Executive Summary

This new Medtech Insight feature compiles news briefs on a range of US regulatory and legal happenings. This week: Congressional criticism of ClinicalTrials.gov, new radiation device performance standards, clearance of a new sepsis test and two new device classifications.

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FDA Asked To Withdraw Approval Of Test Evaluating Opioid Addiction Risk

Dozens of researchers signed a letter condemning the AvertD test from SOLVD, which looks for genes that may contribute to a propensity toward opioid addiction. But the FDA and the manufacturer both say the test is effective.

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