Poll of the Week: Should the FDA's 510(k) Process be Scrapped?

August 4, 2011

Should the process be scrapped? Vote here, and tell us what you think.

The Institute of Medicine recently recommended that the FDA abandon the current 510(k) clearance process for medical devices, saying the current attempts at a revision aren’t sufficient to protect patients or industry.

The device industry, which supports the FDA’s 25-step plan to improve the process, disagreed, saying the FDA’s efforts should continue. The FDA disagreed with the recommendation, but said the agency was open to proposals for improvement of the device review programs.

Should the process be scrapped? Vote here, and tell us what you think.