January 16, 2018
The Department of Defense is working with the FDA to speed up the approval process for military medical devices.
The Pentagon and FDA announced new procedures on Tuesday aimed at accelerating the production and release of medical devices and drugs needed on the battlefield.
A bill Congress passed last year will allow the DOD to prioritize certain products for FDA approval after a failed push to give the Pentagon power to approve products for battlefield use.
This comes after the DOD accused the FDA of slowing down the approval process of certain treatments that could be used to save troops injured in combat.