HIBCC Industry News

HIBCC Industry News

Although our scope has expanded beyond the initial HIBC labeling mandate issued 30 years ago, we have continued to emphasize ‘safety first’ through the years.

As such, the Health Industry Business Communication Council has an important advocacy and educational role in today’s healthcare industry. We are proud to act as the forum through which consensus can be reached as all parties work together to ensure a safer, more efficient industry.

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PMPNews Recalls 20 Years Reporting on Auto-ID

April 30, 2013
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In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging news, HIBCC CEO Robert A. Hankin weighs in on the advancements in automated identification technologies through the last two decades of their reporting. Read Article ??? read more →

Hankin Discusses UDI on PMPNews.com

October 9, 2012
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An identification standards body speaks out on the draft regulation for medical devices. Read Article ??? read more →

HIBCC Guideline: Understanding FDA???s Proposed UDI Requirement

September 1, 2012
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What is a UDI and the GUDID? The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) is a system used to mark and identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain. On September 24, 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established a UDI system that requires manufacturers to include both a plain-text version of the identifying data, and.. read more →

Updated Registered HIBC Labelers

August 30, 2012
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The following companies (and/or their subsidiaries/divisions) have applied for a Labeler Identification Code (LIC) assignment with HIBCC or one of our international affiliates. By doing so, they have demonstrated their commitment to patient safety and logistical efficiency for their customers, the industry and the public at large. Any organization that is interested in using the.. read more →

FDA Proposed UDI Regulation Released for Public Comment

July 10, 2012
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to establish a unique device identification system to implement the requirement added to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by section 226 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Section 226 of FDAAA amended the FD&C Act to add new.. read more →

FDA Proposes Unique Device Identification

July 3, 2012
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FDA clarifies its proposed mandate, but still has 35 questions for stakeholders. FDA has issued its proposed rule that would require most medical devices distributed in the United States to bear a unique device identifier (UDI). FDA believes that its proposal would ???reduce medical errors,??? enable ???more rapid, more efficient??? recalls, and ???lead to more.. read more →