FDA: Medical Device Shortages During the COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyJan 8, 2021
Medical Device Shortages During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Device Shortage List on the web page that lists Medical Device Shortages During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Specifically, the FDA added the following device types in the testing supplies and equipment category:
- Pipette tips (product codes LXG and PPM)
- Micro pipettes (product code JRC)
The FDA also added clarifying notes and links to more resources in the "Additional Information" column, as well as adding clarity to the categories, such as grouping gloves under "Personal Protective Equipment - Gloves."
The device shortage list reflects the categories of devices the FDA has determined to be in shortage at this time, and the FDA will continue to update the lists as the COVID-19 public health emergency evolves.
In addition, the FDA is posting a new web page, Supplies of Medical Devices for COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions.