In the July 18, 2016, Federal Register, FDA announced a public workshop titled "Refurbishing, Reconditioning, Rebuilding, Remarketing, Remanufacturing, and Servicing of Medical Devices Performed by Third-Party Entities and Original Equipment Manufacturers." The workshop will address topics including the current regulatory environment for these activities, various definitions FDA proposed in is prior Federal Register notice and request for comments on the subject, and whether these activities should appropriately be regulated by FDA or a nongovernmental organization. The public workshop will be held October 27 and 28, 2016.

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