Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Asks Congress to Fund Pediatric Device Consortium

On May 6, the AANS, CNS, AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery and American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons urged Congress to fund the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) Grant Program at the Food and Drug Administration for fiscal year 2025. To address the need for improved pediatric medical devices, Congress created the PDC program and has renewed it since its inception in 2007. Funding for the PDC program is necessary to continue improving device availability for children. Medical devices for children often lag five to 10 years behind those for adults.

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