FDA updates MAUDE and openFDA databases

Nov. 7, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its public adverse event databases to include fields for the Unique Device Identifier – Device Identifier (UDI-DI) and a modified version of the complete Unique Device Identifier (UDI-Public) in the search results.

The new fields are now available in the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database and the openFDA Device Adverse Event endpoint. This latest update is intended to ensure adverse event information in the databases is searchable. 

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