FDA Expands Access to Medical Device Recall and Adverse Event Data

September 9, 2015 – In a post last week, FDA announced that it will be expanding the data on medical device-related adverse events and recalls as part of its OpenFDA initiative, a project that provides easy access to the public of data collected by the agency.  FDA states that while this information had been available for many years, providing it on its OpenFDA Application Programming Interface allows developers to more easily access and use the data, which FDA states “could spur innovation and advance scientific research.”  For more information, see the post on FDA’s blog:

http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2015/09/openfda-makes-medical-device-related-data-easier-to-access-and-use/

By: Frederick C. Millett