Gottlieb: FDA Continues Device Safety Work Through Shutdown

January 11, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb took to twitter on Friday (Jan. 11) to assure stakeholders that, despite the three-week-old partial government shutdown, FDA is “continuing to prioritize our device safety work both before AND after medical devices come to market.” Though 41 percent of the agency is furloughed due to the shutdown, Gottlieb said his agency is still “monitoring ALL device adverse events it receives, looking for concerns and signals that need to be addressed,” and acting “to protect Americans from...

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