Last week, the U.S. Senate approved the FDA Safety and Innovation Act 92-4. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett praised it for creating "a process to get new life-saving treatments to patients faster."

The bill includes provisions to improve drug safety, bring breakthrough treatments to patients quicker, advance medical device innovations and prevent critical drug shortages.

It also includes a compromise in which the FDA will move forward with a process to define which medical mobile apps require government attention, while it will produce a report for mapping out a regulatory strategy to deal with innovation, health IT and mobile apps in the future.

 

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