FDA Surveillance Could Actually Help Device Makers In Court

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday detailed its plan to make it easier for physicians and patients to report problems with medical devices, a system attorneys say may diminish device makers' liability, despite fears it will have the opposite effect.

The FDA first announced the plan in September, saying it wanted to include unique device identifiers in electronic health records and billing claims, create nationwide registries for some devices, and use technology to make adverse events such as injuries easier to report to the...
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