Earlier this year, we wrote a blog on the shortage of pediatric devices.  To address this issue the FDA is ramping up efforts to promote the development of pediatric devices in 2014. On June 9th the agency issued a final ruling that requires firms to include readily available information about the pediatric subpopulations that could benefit from a medical device under submission. The FDA is also in the final stages of issuing a draft guidance on the extrapolation of adult data for pediatric uses of devices.