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FDA moves to modernise medical device approval after safety scandals

This change was announced following the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) report on over 80,000 deaths in the US associated with defective medical devices over the last 10 years. With globally increasing rates of medical device usage, these technologies promise great benefit to human health around the world, but only if their safety is properly vetted and tested before being allowed on the market.