GS1 Named First FDA-Accredited UDI Issuing Agency

The issuing agency’s GS1 Standards provide identification and information for healthcare products, assets, services and locations. Several GS1 Standards are already in use in the healthcare industry, such as the Global Trade Item Number, and are now approved as FDA-compliant UDIs. In September 2013, the FDA released a final rule requiring medical devices to be labeled with accredited UDIs.  FDA has also established a time line for implementation which will go through 2019. 

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REFERENCE: Becker’s ASC Review; Akanksha Jayanthi; 20 DEC 2013

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