Medical Device Makers Urge FDA To Narrow ID Rule

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 5:07 PM EST) -- The medical device industry on Wednesday urged the Food and Drug Administration to scale back its proposed unique device identification rule aimed at tracking devices and improving recalls, arguing that plans to require the direct marking of implantable devices is illogical and impractical.

The main industry group, the Advanced Medical Technology Association, submitted its comments just under deadline Wednesday. AdvaMed suggested several changes to the proposed rule the group said could save device makers billions of dollars.

The proposed rule is “one of the most extensive...
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