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Select Updates for the 506J Guidance: 506J Device List and Additional Notifications Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff November 2023


Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

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Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

FDA has developed this draft guidance to propose select updates to the FDA guidance document “Notifying FDA of a Permanent Discontinuance or Interruption in Manufacturing of a Device Under Section 506J of the FD&C Act” (hereafter referred to as the “506J guidance”). This draft guidance provides a proposed list of devices, by FDA product code, for which a manufacturer of such devices is required to notify FDA in accordance with section 506J of the FD&C Act (hereafter referred to as the “506J Device List”). Additionally, FDA is proposing to update the 506J guidance to clarify that manufacturers may submit, and FDA may receive, voluntary notifications regarding supply chain issues at any time, unrelated to the declaration or potential declaration of a public health emergency. The existing 506J guidance remains in effect, in its current form, until this draft guidance is finalized. FDA is seeking feedback on revisions proposed in this select update.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2022-D-0053.

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