NEW FROM FDA!
General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices Guidance for Industry
and Food and Drug Administration Staff Contains Nonbinding
Recommendations Table of Contents
I. Introduction 1
II. Policy on Low Risk General Wellness
III. General Wellness Products
IV. Determining Risk for General Wellness Products
V. Examples of General Wellness Products that Are Not Medical
Devices and Examples of General Wellness Products that Are Medical
Devices for which FDA Does Not Intend to Enforce Requirements
VI. Determining whether General Wellness Products are within
Scope of the Guidance
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this guidance document to provide clarity to industry and FDA staff on the Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s (CDRH’s) compliance policy for low risk products that promote a healthy lifestyle (general wellness products).1 This guidance does not apply to products (e.g., drugs, biologics, dietary supplements, foods, or cosmetics) regulated by other FDA Centers or to combination products.2
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