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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

PR Newswire

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Today, the FDA issued an immediately in effect guidance Notifying the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of a Permanent Discontinuance or Interruption in Manufacturing of a Device Under Section 506J of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This guidance is intended to assist manufacturers in providing FDA timely, informative notifications about changes in the production of certain medical device products that will help the Agency prevent or mitigate shortages of such devices during the COVID-19 public health emergency. On May 11, 2020, the FDA will host a webinar for medical device manufacturers and others interested in learning more about the guidance.
  • Diagnostics update to date:
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