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FAQ: Medical Devices, Medical Supplies, & Assistive Devices

These resources will help you find information about medical devices, medical supplies, and assistive devices:

  • AccessGUDID, the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) containing key device identification information submitted to the FDA about medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDI)
  • MedlinePlus® Medical Device Safety topic page
  • MedlinePlus Assistive Devices topic page
  • MEDLINE®/PubMed® database for citations to articles using these subject headings:
    • Medical Devices
    • Medical Supplies
    • Assistive Devices
  • Find a Supplier database from
  • Medical Devices information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Division of Industry and Consumer Education (DICE)
  • Limb Loss Resource Center from the Amputee Coalition
  • topic: Medical Devices
  • Your health care provider
  • A pharmacy
  • A phone book or the Internet under "Home Health Care Equipment and Supplies," "Assistive Devices," "Medical Equipment and Supplies, or the specific type of item, such as "Wheelchairs"
  • Your local public, hospital, or university library may have information.

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