Senate Committee Passes Bill To Make Pediatric Drugs and Devices Safer

The Better Pharmaceuticals and Devices for Children Act, sponsored by Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, has passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The bill is designed to drugs and medical devices designed for children safer by strengthening safety regulations and oversight.
The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote. If the bill passes and is signed into law by the President, enforcement will become the key issue if children are to be protected from dangerous drugs and/or harmful medical devices.
Too bad we haven’t made this much progress with pharmaceutical and medical devices for adults.