Objective classification of adverse events has been a challenge for the industry. An outcome-based, medically-focused classification framework offers a more robust approach.Read More
FDA first announced its intention to “harmonize and modernize” the Quality System Regulation (QSR) for medical devices in Spring of 2018. The idea is to modernize the regulatory framework and harmonize the requirements with the newly revised ISO 13485:2016, the international standard for medical device quality management systems.
Well, it’s about time!Read More
Even if you have not had a recall, or your products are not in the top medical specialties cited in this article, there is a good chance your Quality Management System (QMS) is also vulnerable to deficiencies in these areas.Read More
A warning letter is the agency’s way of giving you a final chance. Behave, or you will face painful enforcement actions such as a recall, seizure, civil money penalties, or worse still, jail time for responsible individuals. It carries a big stick, and predictably, manufacturers have been quite fearful of receiving a warning letter.Read More
Medical devices save lives, but they are not without risk. Whether it is a disposable soft contact lens used on a daily basis, or an intraocular lens surgically implanted to treat cataract, use of medical devices can potentially result in serious injury or even death. There are thousands of medical devices on the market, but there are also reports of millions of injuries and thousands of deaths associated with these devices in the last 10 years.Read More