Drug, Medical Device Tracking — Will Medications Be Next?

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT) -- On July 3, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed an agency rule to create a comprehensive tracking system to monitor most medical devices. Called the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), this tracking system will be publicly accessible and will contain basic identifying information about most medical devices.

However, in order to protect patient privacy, no patient information will be stored in the GUDID. To facilitate the creation of the GUDID, the FDA is requiring that most medical devices carry a unique device identifier...
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