Last Week’s Important Headlines

Here are some other notable decisions and developments from last week in the Life Science area: Litigation Regulatory
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FDA Issues Final Rule on Unique Device Identifiers for Medical Devices

On September 20, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule implementing a unique device identifying (UDI) system to identify and track medical devices.  There are two main aspects to these new regulations: (1) rules related to what, when and how devices are to be labeled; and (2) a database designed to identify and track all UDI devices.  The overarching goal of these new rules is to improve the quality of information in adverse event reports, identify problems more quickly, expedite recalls…
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