In a comment at Diabetes Mine I played along with with Amy saying:
Can I play with your chord / music metaphor?
In all fairness I think FDA has been trying to sing the song of better standards for quite some time, clearly since 2010. Maybe better put that they have been crafting a symphony and StripSafely is a Punk Rock tune.
Regulations is a long slow symphony. If anything is striking a chord it is that the all the community will be more successful by singing out of the same hymnal and in harmony. That means all the community PWDs, FDA, Industry, payers and CMS.
Speaking of harmony. Catherine, at ASweetLife, has a nice piece that
is a melodious companion to your piece here: http://asweetlife.org/feature/fdas-new-guidance-on-blood-glucose-test-strips/
There are some real strengths in FDA proposals we can sing along with. Lets be sure to sing out loud an clear that insulin is a very dangerous drug and to quote Catherine’s piece, “inaccurate meters cannot be used directly for making therapy adjustments.”
Thanks Amy for this great piece and thanks for the sing along metaphor.
(also you never want to hear me try to sing) LOL