FDA aims to speed up medical device approval with new program

The FDA announced Sept. 18 a program designed to help patients get access to medical devices in a more timely manner.

The "Safer Technologies Program," is structured similarly to the FDA's Breakthrough Devices Program, but is designed for medical devices that target non-life-threatening conditions.

The program will work to expedite the development, assessment and review of such medical devices to make them available to patients quicker, according to the FDA's news release.

Read the full news release here.

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