Senators Call On FDA To Ban Device Used In Massachusetts To Shock Disabled Students.

February 13, 2020

The Hill (2/13, Budryk) reports, “Eight Democratic senators asked the FDA in a signed letter to ban the use of a device, available exclusively in Massachusetts, used to administer electric shocks to disabled students.” The FDA “announced in 2018 that it intended to issue a final rule by December 2019, with then-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb saying ‘we believe these products present an unreasonable and substantial risk to public health that cannot be corrected or eliminated through changes to the labeling.’” However, the agency “missed the deadline, which the senators called ‘unacceptable.’”



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