Neurosurgery Urges Funding for FDA Pediatric Device Consortium
On Nov. 8, the AANS, the CNS and the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery signed a letter urging Congressional leadership to fund for fiscal year (FY) 2022 the Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) Grant Program at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medical devices for children often lag five to ten years behind those for adults. 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.
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