FDA Gives Medical Device Makers More Time To Mull ID Rule

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it would give medical device manufacturers an extra 1 1/2 months to comment on the reporting requirements of the proposed device identification rule after companies said 60 days wasn't enough time.

The proposed rule, which creates a unique device identifier, will require manufacturers to label each device it produces and report related product information to the FDA. The agency says the system will allow it to better keep tabs on devices once they hit the market and...
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