FDA Unveils New System to Track Medical Devices

October 19, 2012Articles
Bloomberg BNA Medical Devices Law & Industry Report

The Food and Drug Administration (‘‘FDA’’) recently proposed a new system to track medical device malfunctions, increase patient safety and streamline product recall. On July 3, 2012, the FDA released its plan to label high-risk medical devices with tracking numbers, known as Unique Device Identifiers (‘‘UDI’’).

Read the full story published by Bloomberg BNA below to learn when the UDI program is scheduled to be put into place, cost of compliance for device makers, hospitals and insurers, and more.

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