TodayCongressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) met with the nation's top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official who oversees the medical device industry.
During a meeting with Dr. Jeffery Shuren, the director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Lance expressed concern regarding the FDA's slow approval process for new medical devices and technology. The Seventh District lawmaker urged the FDA director to provide the medical device and technology industry more predictability and transparency to help spur innovation.
"New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is the medicine chest of the world and a global leader in the medical device and technology industry," said Lance during the meeting in his Capitol Hill Office. "The FDA's approval process for medical devices and medical technology needs much greater transparency and predictability. Doing so would further spur innovation and help job growth not only in New Jersey but across the Nation."
For his part, Lance, who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, will be working on these issues as the committee begins the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act.