Volume 10 Issue 142
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-May-2008 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-May-2008

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Sentinel system to monitor medical product safety

(24 May 2008: VIDYYA MEDICAL NEWS SERVICE) -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled plans for the Sentinel Initiative, a strategy to create and implement a national, integrated, electronic system for monitoring medical product safety.

The resulting "Sentinel System" will strengthen FDA's ability to track how drugs and medical products perform once they go on the market. Ultimately, this system will help monitor medical products throughout their entire life cycle and thus better ensure the protection and promotion of public health. http://www.vidyya.com/11pdfs/sentinel052208.pdf

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