We wrote in Wednesday’s paper that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s healthcare subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thursday about the FDA’s medical device approval process.

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, the head of the agency’s device division, is a featured speaker. So is Rep. Erik Paulsen, who is co-chair of the house Medical Technology Caucus. Paulsen’s Twin Cities-area district is home to several medical device companies.

Janet Moore covers medical technology for the Star Tribune.