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Ferdous Al-Faruque

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Washington, DC
Ferdous Al-Faruque, known as Danny, specializes in reporting on new medical device technologies such as mobile health, combination products, unique device identifiers, and issues surrounding interoperability and cyber security. He is also our resident podcast expert, and has brought listeners the voices of top FDA officials as well as industry leaders. Danny is a big sci-fi fan, especially Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. Qapla'!
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Robert Califf Talks Verily, Hopes Gottlieb Can Push Back On Trump

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.

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Robert Califf Talks Verily, Hopes Gottlieb Can Push Back On 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.

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AdvaMed: Medtech Needs Voice in Value-Based Health-Care Models

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.

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With Gottlieb Sworn In, His Focus Should Be On Quick User-Fee Passage, Industry Advocates Say

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.

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US FDA: No Timeframe On Combo Products Council Response To Industry Feedback

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.

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