Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has joined Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in sponsoring a bill that would speed up the device approval process by making it easier for the FDA to seek advice from experts. "This legislation strengthens the approval process while cutting the red tape that keeps these critical devices from the hospitals, doctors and nurses who can use them to save lives," Kerry said.

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