Well, at least the US senate can agree on one thing: on June 26, the senate overwhelmingly passed the Medical Device User Fee Act with a vote of 92 to 4. The act now just awaits a signature from President Barack Obama to become law.

Although this will involve higher payments to the FDA, medical device manufacturers back the bill because it is designed to ultimately speed up the FDA medical device review process.

You can read more thoughts on the FDA and the user fee act here.

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