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    21st Century Cures Act and Acceleration of Device Approval

    This article discusses two critical provisions of the law meant to accelerate FDA approval of medical devices. It explains the benefits of the provisions, which have been criticized by consumer advocates in the past. Introduction It has been almost two years since the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law, promising to modernize and accelerate the approval process for medical devices and other medical products. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has attrib...