SVG Healthwatch: FDA Looks to Solve Defibrilator Problems

Reuters reports that health regulators at the FDA are figuring out how to solve problems that exist with external defibrillators. In recent years dozens of recalls have resulted in a large number of defibrilators to remain in the field that could potentially contribute to harm or death of a heart attack victim. As part of the initiative, the FDA said it would promote innovation to improve safety and effectiveness, help the industry identify and resolve problems more quickly and designate an appropriate premarket regulatory pathway for automated external defibrillators that promotes best practices for design and testing. For the complete story click here.