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Plans for Permanent Covid-19 Test Authorization in Works: FDA

Oct. 16, 2020, 7:02 PM

The FDA committed Friday to create a plan for how devices distributed throughout the Covid-19 emergency will transition to the market after the pandemic ends.

The promise of a transition is among the list of guidance documentsthe FDA said it intends to publish in the coming year.

Ventilators, face masks, and swabs would all theoretically fall under that category. Ushering them through a regular approval process will be relatively easy because the Food and Drug Administration uses a standard that compares new products to their older counterparts.

How Covid-19 tests will make the transition could be more complicated because ...

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