Drugs and Devices
The AANS/CNS Drugs and Devices Committee is actively engaged with the FDA and other scientific, governmental, clinical, and industry representatives to provide neurosurgical expertise on drugs, devices, and biologics used to treat patients, and to foster innovation and patient safety. These activities include recommending neurosurgeon experts to serve on the FDA Advisory panels, providing input on FDA Guidance Documents, and testimony at panel meetings, as appropriate. In addition, organized neurosurgery is an official partner with the FDA's Network of Experts program to provide rapid clinical assistance to FDA reviewers. The AANS and CNS continue to advocate policies that will decrease the regulatory burden for medical-device innovation and ensure patient access to new and improved medical technology.
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