Health groups criticize delay in UDI rule

07/16/2013 | Clinica

Delays by the FDA in issuing a final rule on unique device identifiers for medical devices will impair the agency’s ability "to conduct important safety surveillance of medical devices to improve patient safety and the quality of care," according to the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Premier health alliance, which represents more than 2,700 hospitals. The FDA failed to meet a June 19 deadline, but expressed the hope that the UDI rule would be released shortly.

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