What Devices Are Essential During A National Emergency? FDA Panel Makes A List
Members of the US FDA’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee met on 6 February to discuss what medical devices are critical to public health during a national emergency and help the FDA create a list of those devices.
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