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FDA Begins Database for Tracking Medical Implants

•, By: Derrick Broze
 On Friday the Food and Drug Administration announced new rules that will require most new medical devices sold in the United States to possess a unique tracking code. The code will identify the devices make, manufacture date, and lot number. The tracking codes will be stored in a public database that is designed to help regulators and doctors catch problems with implants.

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