Free Labeling

Much can be learned by reading “other Company” medical device labeling and promotional materials

– particularly Instructions For Use (IFUs) and other safety-related information. The IFUs of your competitors or quasi-competitors are excellent tools to facilitate product development and risk management. However, when it comes to finding labeling content on the internet, beggars cannot be choosers. Here is what this beggar has found so far:

Boston Scientific Products
Keep clicking and you should find “Prescriptive Information” and sometimes “Directions For Use”. You can even sign up for email updates when the “DFU” is revised.

How helpful!

Cook Medical

CR Bard

No IFUs – just general product information.

ev3/Covidien Product Catalogs

ev3/Covidien “Peripheral” Products (brochures/IFUs)
For IFUs, click until you see “Resources” at bottom right of screen.

Johnson & Johnson e-IFUs
JNJ Cordis IFUs
Bulls-eye! Nice simple drop-down!

Medtronic
Good stuff!

No IFUs, mostly product listings, but for neuro products keep clicking and you should find “Prescriptive Info”.

Stryker Reprocessed Device IFUs
Interesting!

St. Jude Medical
Click on “Products” page you are interested in. Keep clicking and you should find “Product Overview” and below that “Indications, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions & Potential Adverse Events”.

Zimmer
Cool graphics, product information, surgical technique guides, etc.