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Survey Reveals that Majority of Americans Favor FDA Regulation

A public opinion survey commissioned by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)finds the majority of Americans believe proper servicing and maintenance of all medical and radiation-emitting electronic devices is crucial to protecting patients, and that all medical device servicers should be consistently regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regardless of whether they are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or a third party.

“Although many third-party service organizations perform quality work, the lack of consistent oversight and regulation is a direct threat to millions of patients who rely on medical devices for their health,” said MITA Board Chairman Nelson Mendes, president and CEO of Ziehm Imaging Inc. “It’s clear from this survey that Americans overwhelmingly agree with our view that FDA should extend regulatory oversight, including minimum quality, safety and regulatory requirements, to all entities servicing medical devices.”

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