Minnesota lawmakers push for faster medical device approval

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking the lead in the Senate with the bill aimed to speed up the FDA's approval process. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen is pushing the bill in the House. Both say the faster the regulation process, the more products will be created, resulting in more jobs.
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DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking the lead in the Senate with the bill aimed to speed up the FDA's approval process. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen is pushing the bill in the House. Both say the faster the regulation process, the more products will be created, resulting in more jobs.

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