The FDA Looks to Speed up Medical Device Review

The Food and Drug Administration seeks to speed up the review of medical devices with a new pre-market pilot program. How does the FDA handle pre-market approval now? The FDA uses a group of reviewers from the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), and the main issue with that is that the pool is populated by[…]

California Adds Regulations for E-Cigarettes and Raises Smoking Age

The San Jose Mercury News reports that California is the 2nd state to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 as of a Thursday state Assembly vote. In the new regulations for e-cigarettes, lawmakers tightened and closed existing loopholes in smoke-free workplace laws and now require all K-12 schools be tobacco-free. The bill[…]