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Wall Street Journal- Venture Capital Dispatch, Sept. 15, 2011

Sep 16th, 2011 | By

The Push from Venture Capital Investors Venture capital investors are keeping a close eye on the FDA, especially since the way it approves medical devices may be changing. Not only are they watching, they are involved in pushing for reforms. The Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (MedIC) is one of two organizations along with the
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.