Final Rule for Unique Medical Device Identifier Could Come Soon

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  • June 17 2013, 2:51pm EDT

The Food and Drug Administration has sent a final rule to establish a unique medical device identifier to the Office of Management and Budget for review before publication.

The long-awaited identifier, which Congress authorized in 2007, is designed to better enable users to track devices and enable FDA to identify safety or effectiveness concerns quicker and better target recalls.

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