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Update on Plans for Ending FMD Use and Learn in Ireland

It has been decided to delay plans previously notified to end the use and learn period for wholesalers in May and for pharmacies and hospitals in September (May 2020)

 
EU Commission proposal to delay MDR implementation

The European Commission is working on a proposal to delay the implementation of the new medical devices regulation by 12 months due to COVID-19.

 
FMD Use and Learn Period in Ireland to End on Phased Basis from 31st January 2020

FMD Use and Learn Period in Ireland to End on Phased Basis from 31st January 2020

 
Extension of FMD Use and Learn Period

Extension of FMD Use and Learn Period in Ireland Beyond September 2019

 
GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission

GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission (07 June 2019)

 
GS1 Digital Link in Healthcare

GS1 Digital Link A single barcode for identification, authentication and access to information for medical products (June 2019)

 
Global identifiers for enhancing efficiency and patient safety

Global identifiers for enhancing efficiency and patient safety an IHF and GS1 report. (May 2019)

 
International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) updated documents now available

International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) updated documents now available. (May 2019)

 
New application standard for identification of investigational products in clinical trials

New Application standard for identification of investigational products in clinical trials. (May 2019)

 
The FMD opportunity to improve patient safety

Once the dust has settled on the introduction of the FMD, there is a real opportunity to do more with the 2D barcode on the prescription packs. (April 2019)

 

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Giving time back to patient care

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