Kansas Delegation Submits Letter Calling on FDA To Address Consumer Safety Issues in OTC RUle
On March 14, members of the Kansas congressional delegation, led by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to address consumer safety concerns in its proposed rulemaking on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids.
“We believe OTC hearing aids will have a positive impact by providing a new category of safe and effective low-cost OTC products aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans," the letter states. "However, the regulation must balance establishing criteria and standards for innovative technologies and consumer safety protections… We also urge you to work with stakeholders in educating consumers to consult with their health care provider – otolaryngologists and audiologists – to determine whether an OTC hearing device will be a quality option for them.”
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