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Senate Health Panel Tweaks And Clears Software, Device Breakthrough Bills

The Senate health committee on Wednesday cleared seven bills as part of its continuing effort to craft a counterpart to the House-passed 21st Century Cures package, pushing through updated measures that would extend FDA's pediatric priority review voucher program to 2022, remove certain health-related software from the agency's authority and streamline the approval process for combination drug, device and companion diagnostic products. Inside Health Policy prepared a snapshot of the bills passed by the committee at its second markup...

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