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FDA Launches New Transparency Website

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ucm095295The FDA is hoping to become more transparent through the launch of their new website. By launching the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Transparency website (CDRH), FDA will be able to provide more data about medical devices and radiation-emitting information and data.

CDRH is also an effort by the FDA and HHS to become more transparent and make their agency decisions more openly communicated with the public. The information is more user friendly and “It provides a closer and clearer look at what we do and why we do it,” says CDRH Director Jeffrey Shuren, M.D.

The website will cover various topics such as a Total Produce Life Cycle database, postmarket performance and safety data, science and research programs, educational resources, as well as premarket submissions for approved and cleared products. There is also a public suggestions feature for a feedback on the site.

Launching the website is not the end of the transparency efforts. Shuren also says, “The Web site launch is only a beginning for transparency efforts within the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. We encourage the public to explore the site and share feedback so that we can continue our efforts and make improvements.”

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