The first compliance date for Unique device identification, UDI, class III was September 2014. Class III medical devices are defined as devices that support or sustain human lives, Class III Medical Devices include implanted pacemakers, heart valves and implanted cerebral simulators. At that time the FDA mandated that labels and packages of class III medical […]
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When we talk about UDI in our industry, we always refer to the classes, Class 3, Class 2 and Class 1 UDI and we always reference the due dates. What gets lost in this discussion is the actual benefits that accompany UDI. When UDI is fully implemented there are benefits to multiple organizations: the organization […]
The healthcare industry has been rapidly preparing for FDA compliance requirements, on all medical devices (Class I-Class III.)— With the FDA’s latest deadline being completed for Class II devices this September, are you prepared for the Class I deadline? With each UDI deadline provide a new challenge for the medical device community. While many companies […]
Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs is a billion dollar a year industry that has put a dark stain on the healthcare industry as the lack of regulatory standards has put patients lives at risk. As a result the FDA is trying to reduce and eliminate counterfeit drugs through the DSCSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act.) Signed by […]
Consumers today are more educated on the products they purchase and are very conscious of what is deemed “healthy.” We have recently seen waves of food manufacturers facing lawsuits over false advertising, especially focused around foods labeled “healthy” and “natural.” Ryan Fournier, an international trade associate for law firm Armstrong Teasdale lists items manufacturers must […]
The FDA has released a safety communication for patients with a St. Jude Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) device due to batteries failing earlier than expected. These ICD and CRT-D devices are critical to the survival of patients and there have been 2 reported deaths currently due to battery failure. […]
Pragmatyxs Smart Label (PXSL) is our answer to simplifying the label printing process; while it is a very intuitive, easy to use tool to the operator it is a product that allows so much more than meets the eye. Pragmatyxs is constantly reviewing and implementing new features that we feel will improve our customers everyday […]