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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices, and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
What this means, is that the FDA:
Products such as new drugs and complex medical devices must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market, while other products such as microwave ovens must measure up to performance standards.
The FDA does not develop nor does it test products. They review and rely on the results of laboratory, animal and human clinical testing done by the companies to determine if the product is safe and effective.
The FDA does a pre-market review for:
As much as we would like to think so, no regulated product is totally risk-free so oftentimes the FDA’s medical product evaluation decisions can be a judgment about whether a new product’s benefits will outweigh its risks to the consumer.
The FDA does not approve health care facilities, laboratories, or manufacturers. What they do is inspect product manufacturers to ensure they comply with good manufacturing practices.
The FDA does approve new drugs and biologics since these need to be proven safe and effective before being marketed. If the FDA grants an approval, it means the agency has determined that the benefits of the product outweigh the risks for the intended use.
The FDA uses a risk-based, tiered approach for regulating medical devices, classifying medical devices as Class I, II and III. The class a medical device is assigned determines the type of premarketing submission/application required for FDA clearance to market.
If you have a concern or want to report a problem to the FDA, use the MedWatch Voluntary Reporting form. Check in at the FDA website for the appropriate avenue and for what to use the MedWatch form for.
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The attorneys and legal team at Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City are dedicated to representing people injured by defective products.
Our attorneys use our extensive resources to research and investigate every aspect of your situation. Our law firm has a solid reputation with a network of professionals who can provide dependable expertise useful in building your case for the compensation you deserve.
If you or a family member is suffering adverse effects from the use of a defective product, contact our legal team in Kansas City today for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. Your health may be at stake, and our lawyers want to help.
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