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FDA Report Card 2015: UDI Implementation

UDI Implementation

Walmart has had this technology for 20 years. Why is it now 2015 and we are still trying to figure out how to do this? Must we always wait like a child to be told what to do? The reason this is taking so long is as much the fault of industry (perhaps more) than the FDA.

—Michael Drues, PhD, president, Vascular Sciences

This is a formative process for which future evaluation of present goals will determine the nature of success.

Larry R. Pilot, attorney at law


Generally the substance is pretty good, but it took way too long for the agency to do this.

—Bradley Merrill Thompson, shareholder, Epstein Becker & Green 

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