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The Food and Drug Administration tries a fresh approach to medical devices suspected of falling short.

If a surgical tool or other medical device doesn’t perform the way it is supposed to, what happens next?  That road forward is getting an upgrade, says Nat Sims, an anesthesiologist and device pioneer at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for licensing and monitoring these devices, is looking to make the r...

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