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Pew Comments on Access Global Unique Device Identifier Database

On Oct. 23, 2015, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments regarding the beta version of the Access Global Unique Device Identifier Database (AccessGUDID) to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and to the National Library of Medicine.

The comments outlined opportunities to improve resources by integrating AccessGUDID's information with the FDA's databases on adverse events, recalls, premarket submissions, and postmarket surveillance. They also recommended continuing work to streamline data migration from AccessGUDID to electronic health records, insurance claims, and supply chain systems.

Read Pew’s full comments.

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