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Is Adenoscan a device or a drug

(Artem Gorbachev) #1

Adenoscan contains adenosine, but used as a coronary vasodilator exclusively for diagnostic purposes in conjunction with radiopharmaceuticals for myocardial perfusion imaging. So should it be a drug or a device?

(Evan Sholle) #2

The only standard vocabulary items for Adenoscan are all in the “Drug” domain. Are you asking if these concepts should be reassigned to a different domain?

I would argue that they should stay where they are. DEVICE_EXPOSURE is for “a foreign physical object or instrument which is used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes through a mechanism beyond chemical action.” In this case, the drug is used for diagnostic purposes through a mechanism that is not beyond chemical action, unless I’m mistaken.

(Alexander Davydov) #3

Currently, it is in the Drug Domain, but we had some concerns due to its exclusively diagnostic usage.

It would be nice to come up with a discussion among the community regarding such items (Adenoscan and others if any).

@aostropolets @Christian_Reich, thoughts?