Major postmarketing vigilance revisions are now in force. A revised medical device guidance document on postmarketing vigilance (MEDDEV 2.12-1 rev 6) came into force on January 1, 2008.
Providing more guidance than the previous version, the new document includes new reporting terminology and concepts such as "periodic summary reporting" and "trend reporting." In addition, the terms "advisory notice," "near incident," and "recall" have been eliminated or replaced. Although MEDDEVs are not legally binding, it is likely that all European Competent Authorities will follow the new guidelines and will expect organizations involved in the management and reporting of adverse incidents to follow them as well. This session will address topics such as new definitions; the guideline's extended scope, reporting criteria/timelines, filing safety notices and field safety corrective actions, and more.
The new guidelines contain some controversial aspects, including the extension of their scope and the new approach of immediate reporting unless delays can be justified. However, they also provide additional clarity and more-detailed advice in many areas. The European Database EUDAMED also is described. Periodic or trend reporting under certain conditions is now allowed, as a result of the integration of certain GHTF concepts. Although a transition period was allowed until the end of 2007, the revised guidelines will undoubtedly result in the need for manufacturers, authorized representatives, and distributors to make changes to their SOPs and other documents.
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This webinar will provide valuable assistance and guidance to device companies in involved in vigilance reporting. Employees who will benefit include: