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January 2, 2013
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  • Packaging changes could result from proposed device ID rule
    The FDA's proposal to set up a unique device identifier system for medical technologies will compel most firms to modify their packaging lines, which could be costly, according to this article. The FDA Safety and Innovation Act mandates that a final rule on the proposal be issued in the middle of May, not the middle of June, but the agency does not seem certain of satisfying either deadline, an industry official said. Packaging World online (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FDA is expected to release social media rules by 2014
    The FDA is directed to create social media rules by summer 2014 under a provision in a bill passed last year, said Brian Reid, a director at communications firm WCG. The provision opens up several possibilities: the development of a comprehensive guidance document, congressional hearings if the FDA misses the deadline and small rule changes that integrate rather than separate social media guidance. Pharmalot.com/Pharma Blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Report breaks down 5 ACO payment models
    The move to accountable care organizations presents leaders with the challenge of identifying which payment model would best help them achieve the ACO goals of better care quality and outcomes at reduced costs. An American Academy of Actuaries report describes the five common ACO payment schemes, which include one-sided shared savings and bundled payments. BeckersOrthopedicAndSpine.com (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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