Medical Devices and the Public's Health: The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, evaluates the FDA's 510(k) clearance process and makes recommendations directed toward improving regulation of moderate-risk medical devices in both the short term and the long term.

A briefing for members of the public and the press will start at 11:00 AM EDT on Friday, July 29, 2011.