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New website to address recalls / adverse events from medical devices

Posted over 3 years ago by Julie Hannah

Nearly three years after Congress called for medical devices to be marked and tracked with unique identifiers, data on the tracked devices are now available to the public.On Monday the FDA announced the launch of its online Global Unique Device Identification Database, AccessGUDID, where the public can look up device information submitted by companies.  The goal of UDI was to provide a more effective means for consumers, healthcare providers and product manufacturers to identify and report adverse events from a device to more quickly manage a recall when warranted.  The link is below, and will also be posted under Provider Resources on our webpage.

http://accessgudid.nlm.nih.gov/