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Nov
02

Budgeting for a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Recall

It’s budgeting season, and most leaders are hoping and planning for a banner year. New product developments. Innovative strategies. Expanded market share. Everyone hopes they will avoid any sort of crisis in the coming year, and as a result, few plan for one. But one of the most disruptive crises medical device and pharmaceutical companies will face is also among the most likely – product recalls. Consider this: Through Q3 2017, 144 companies experienced more than one pharmaceutical or medical device recall.

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Aug
11

Device Disconnect: UDI and EHR Challenges in Medical Device Recalls

Medical device manufacturers have worked to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) stricter regulations for Unique Device Identification (UDIs) every year since September 2014. Now humans and computers can access vital product information like never before, all from the special barcodes on the latest medical devices.

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Jun
01

How Outdated Data Impacts Medical Device Recalls

A medical device recall that affects only the provider and physician level sounds like it should be a simpler process than one that impacts the patient level. But these recalls can still involve serious pitfalls, especially when it comes to data – specifically, outdated data.   While a brick-and-mortar hospital doesn’t change sites often, smaller clinics and other facilities may move locations much more frequently.

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Feb
21

Ripple Effect: When Med Device Recalls Cause Critical Shortages

A recall is bad enough, but when that recall causes a shortage of a critical medical device, the problem is compounded. That was the case with a recent recall of a device used to deliver naloxone, which is used by first responders to reverse an opioid overdose. The situation made headlines because it left first responders in some communities without an effective method of delivering the potentially life-saving drug. Recall situations put medical device manufacturers in a unique position.

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Feb
13

Q4 2016 Recall Index Highlights

Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS recently released its Q4 2016 Recall Index, which analyzes data from regulatory agencies to identify key recall trends. This quarter’s report reveals a mix of positive and negative trends. Check out the highlights:

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