On September 19, 2013, the House Medical Technology Caucus and The Pew Charitable Trusts held a briefing on how the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) new unique device identifier (UDI) system can improve patient care. Speakers discussed the implementation of FDA's new rule, as well as incorporation of UDI into healthcare delivery, particularly patients’ medical records, supply chain logistics and insurance claims.More info
Pew Applauds Enactment of User Fee Legislation, Urges Its Swift Implementation
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama today signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, which supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug and device reviews and includes other measures to benefit patients.
"By signing the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, President Obama has ensured that the FDA will have the resources and authority it needs to promote the development of safe, effective and innovative medical products that Americans need," said Allan Coukell, director of medical programs at the Pew Health Group.
"This Administration should recognize the broad, bipartisan support this bill has earned and implement it without delay."
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- Jul 9, 2012