FDA to reclassify amalgam by July 2009

The FDA has announced that it will reclassify dental amalgam by July 2009. This deadline has been set as part of a settlement between the FDA and the consumer group Moms Against Mercury, according to an ADA news article.

"The ADA supports the FDA's decision to reclassify amalgam and reinforces this support in a news release stressing that the recent settlement agreement and FDA's Web site do not mean that FDA has changed its position on dental amalgam," noted the ADA article. "Rather, FDA's final position will be determined through the ongoing regulatory process and call for public comments on that issue."

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