Firms With Rocky MDR Compliance Histories Shut Out Of FDA Adverse Event Program
The US agency has updated its Medical Device Reporting website with information on which products qualify for its Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting program for adverse events, and which don’t.
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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.
The tools include new laboratory methods, and computational models and simulations give the agency more capabilities to test and validate data in premarket submissions.
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