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Letters Food and Drug Administration

FDA is gold standard of review

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 07 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7004
  1. Mark B Leahey, president and CEO1
  1. 1Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC, 20005, USA
  1. bbenner{at}

Brownlee and Lenzer had clearly made up their minds about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical device community before writing their article.1 It is unfortunate that they didn’t acknowledge the cutting edge advances and improvements to patient care medical devices provide every day.

Today, with such medical advances, the …

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