Avoiding UDI Implementation Pitfalls

When getting ready for Unique Device Identification, medical device manufacturers do face a number of challenges, but they can be addressed. Debara Reese, vice president, quality and compliance for Maetrics, explored such challenges and potential solutions during the MD&M East 2014 conference, “Common Pitfalls of UDI Implementation and How to Avoid Them.”

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FDA Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Non-Expired Sterile Drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas.

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Acceptance of IND for AVP-786 for the Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA, announced July 21 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for a Phase II study assessing the safety and efficacy of AVP-786,...

Boston Scientific's New Tear Tab Transforms User Experience

For years, Boston Scientific Corp. (BSC) has employed closure strips on its shelf cartons, allowing the medical device manufacturer and other stakeholders to identify which items could be restocked for later reuse. (Restocking is a common occurrence...

Medical Plastics Material Expands Elongation of Pouches

Pouches are a standard packaging format in the healthcare industry, but some pouches are easy to break or puncture, which can result in significant risk for patients. Dennis Siepmann, Business Development Manager at Actega, says that using a film made...