The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Transparency Web site as part of its initiative to improve access to information about the medical devices it regulates. According to the CDRH Transparency "about" page:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formed the Transparency Task Force to develop recommendations for making useful and understandable information about FDA activities and decision making more readily available to the public in a timely manner and in a user-friendly format.
In support of the Agency’s Transparency Initiative, CDRH launched this Transparency Web site to provide meaningful and timely information about the products it regulates and the decisions it makes.
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