The Healthcare Supply Chain Association is asking the Food and Drug Administration to cut the timeframe for implementing a unique device identification system for medical devices from seven years to three years.

Other stakeholders in commenting on the FDA’s proposed rule also called for a much quicker timeline. Provider alliance Premier Inc., for instance, told the FDA that all classes of devices should have a UDI on the label or package in two years, and direct markings on the devices in three years.

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