FDA Ob/Gyn Update: Panel Meeting to Review New Female Condom

I will be posting an ongoing series on FDA reviews and decisions on new devices focusing on minimally invasive surgery, future medical technologies, and Ob/Gyn devices.  What better way to start off the series then with the latest announcement of the FDA Gyn device review panel (Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee) notice of meeting.

The panel will meet May 16, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Grand Ballroom, Two Montgomery Village Ave.,  Gaithersburg, MD. to discuss none other than the newest version of the female condom (FC2 by Femalehealth).  Hey I wanted my FDA series to satrt off with some new infrared scanner implant but the FDA just gave me a condom.  Notice of the FDA meeting is here.

As an aside as an in-trining Ob Gyn resident I remmber calling the company that made the first female condom and requeesting samples for “clinical testing” and “product evaluation” before it got FDA approval. 

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