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Enforcement Policy Regarding Use of National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers on Device Labels and Packages

Guidance for industry and FDA staff. Comments can be submitted.

Enforcement Policy Regarding Use of National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers on Device Labels and Packages
Enforcement Policy Regarding Use of National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers on Device Labels and Packages

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This guidance describes the Agency's policy regarding the prohibition against providing National Health Related Item Code (NHRIC) or National Drug Code (NDC) numbers on device labels and device packages set forth at 21 CFR 801.57(a)-(b).

As is described, FDA does not intend to object to the use of legacy FDA identification numbers on device labels and packages for finished devices manufactured and labeled prior to September 24, 2023.

In addition, this guidance addresses requests for continued use of FDA labeler codes under a system for the issuance of unique device identifiers (UDIs).

Enforcement Policy Regarding Use of National Health Related Item Code and National Drug Code Numbers on Device Labels and Packages Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

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