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Makers Of An Array Of Devices Can Now Report Malfunctions In Summaries To FDA. Did Your Product Make The Cut?

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US FDA rolled out its Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting Program on Aug. 17, allowing device-makers and manufacturers of device-led combination products to send quarterly rollup adverse event reports to the agency. The program's overarching goal is for FDA to receive fewer individual Medical Device Reports and to lessen the time firms spend preparing them, while maintaining sufficient detail for the agency to effectively monitor devices.

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