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The National Evaluation System for health Technology, which FDA officials have said will re-make device data collection in the US, is finally getting off the ground. Rachael Fleurence took the helm last month as the executive director for the NEST Coordinating Center. In a podcast interview with Medtech Insight, Fleurence talks about her qualifications, and what she hopes the project will accomplish within the next year, and beyond.
Former US FDA Commissioner is joining the health-technology firm Verily, a Google spin off. In a podcast interview he discusses his new advisory role with the company and expresses his hope that new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb would stand up to any 'whimsical directives' from President Trump.
Former US FDA Commissioner Robert Califf is joining the health-technology firm Verily, a Google spin-off. In a podcast interview with Medtech Insight, he discussed his new advisory role with the company and said he hopes the new FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will be strong in standing up to any "whimsical directives" from President Trump.
New frameworks issued by the trade group attempt to press the industry's view of "value" and how it should be measured for medical devices.
Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as US FDA commissioner May 11. Device-industry lobbyists say championing quick passage of user-fee reauthorization should be his near-term priority. Gottlieb is a well-known figure by some in industry, including AdvaMed chief Scott Whitaker, who served with him at HHS during the George W. Bush Administration.
Industry stakeholders are still confused about the scope of the recently formed Combination Products Policy Council. In the meantime, the council says it doesn't have a specific timeframe by which it will address the issues industry has identified as priority topics.