"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a long-awaited rule on Friday requiring companies to include codes on medical devices that will allow regulators to track the products, monitor them for safety and expedite recalls."More info
Director, Medical Devices , The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Dr. Josh Rising is the director of Pew's medical device initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut legislature, with a focus on issues of healthcare access, Medicaid policy, health IT and healthcare quality. He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
He received his M.D. and his M.P.H. at Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University. He has published in peer-reviewed literature on, among other topics, children with special health care needs and the expansion of a county-run health insurance program.
"Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier."More info
'You may not yet depend on a pacemaker, defibrillator, stent, joint implant or any of the other life-changing, potentially lifesaving products made by the medical device industry. But chances are you or a family member will be a patient some day. That’s why it isn’t just the medical device industry that has a stake in the timely rollout of a long-overdue national system to better track the safety and whereabouts of devices once they’re on the market or in use."More info
A letter from Josh Rising, director of Pew's Medical Device Initiative, about updates on the unique device identifier system.More info
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