FDA recently made updates to its webpage titled, “Why You Should Care About Regulatory Science” with the goal of better informing the public about this growing field which impacts the
So, what exactly is regulatory science? Despite the obvious science words that might be top of mind (like biology, ecology, chemistry, etc.) this science deals with “developing new tools,
How does this affect the average person? FDA’s website provides links and requests readers to explore how regulatory science affects everyday life with topics like:
- Protecting Public Health
- Personalizing Medicine
- Reducing Drug Side Effects
- Embracing New Technologies
- Keeping Food Safe
While our industry has a strong focus on the regulatory science regarding new technologies, it’s good to be reminded that we’re part of a larger framework and each part shares a common goal- protecting people. Regarding medical devices, CDRH relies heavily on regulatory science to ensure public safety while bringing innovative products to market.
What do you think about FDA’s goal of informing the public on regulatory science? Do you appreciate this field and the investments that are made in this area of science? Let us know your thoughts.
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