As previously reported, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") proposes to allot spectrum and adopt service and technical rules for new implanted medical devices that would expand the use of functional electric stimulation to restore sensation, mobility and function to paralyzed limbs and organs. As an update to this report, yesterday the FCC published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) regarding implanted neuromuscular simulators in the Federal Register and released the comments dates. Comments are due August 11, 2009 and replies are due on September 10, 2009.… Continue Reading
Recent posts on www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com include:
"TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Program Subject To Federal Ceiling Prices Under New DoD Rule" discussing Department of Defense final rule to implement a provision of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act.
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...and "FCC Allocates More Spectrum to Wireless Medical Devices and Proposes Even More Spectrum for Implanted Neuromuscular Stimulators" which discusses the Federal Communications Commission's recently released Order allocating 2 MHz of new spectrum for advanced wireless implanted devices, which may enable the certification of new devices. The FCC also seeks comment on a proposal to allocate up to 20 MHz of spectrum for implanted neuromuscular micro stimulators.… Continue Reading