Source article for full text: How does the FDA ‘approve’ medical products? – Medical News Today.
How does the FDA ‘approve’ medical products?
Thursday 20 February 2014 – 8am PST
In this feature, we look at what the differences in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classification actually mean, what you need to be aware of as a consumer and what the future holds for the regulation and classification of medical products in the US.
Though you may see labels on a wide variety of medical products – from implantable defibrillators to smartphone apps – bearing legends such as “FDA registered,” in reality these claims are often disingenuous. But regulation over the correct terminology is rarely enforced.