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GAO finds lingering barriers to development of pediatric devices
Modern Healthcare

A 2007 federal law that aimed to spur the development of pediatric medical devices spent $5 million over its first two years and led to the commercial availability of three devices, according to a Government Accountability Office report (PDF).

The three devices were among 107 pediatric devices that received some form of assistance through the FDA approval process by a few private consortia formed to assist them and funded by the federal government.