Unique Device Identifiers

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Medical Device Update: FDA Medical Device Guidances Issued in 2014’s Second Quarter

In recent months, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has issued draft and final guidance documents at a relatively fast pace. To assist interested parties, we have...more

FDA Releases Unique Device Identification Final Rule, Draft Guidance

On September 24, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Final Rule, which will, over the next several years, require many medical devices distributed in the U.S. to carry a unique device identifier (UDI)....more

FDA Medical Device Regulation Update: FDA Issues Final Rule for Unique Device Identification System

On September 20, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the issuance of the final rule for the Unique Device Identification System (“UDI System”). The final rule sets forth the labeling and reporting...more

FDA Launches Medical Device ID Requirement

On September 24, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a new rule requiring medical devices to bear special ID numbers. The numbers, called Unique Device Identifiers or UDIs, will identify the manufacturer,...more

Capital Thinking: Health Care

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - CR Wrangling - The House approved H. J. Res. 59 last week, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 15 at sequester funding levels. As expected, the resolution...more

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