Toothbrush, sanitary napkins & baby diapers as medical devices? Philippines FDA reveals.


Philippines: On 6 June 2018, the Philippines FDA released Memorandum No. 2018-011, revealing the regulation criteria of the three consumer products. FDA has mentioned that, unless with sufficient data, consumer products without health and therapeutic capabilities will not be considered a medical device. It is also observed from the memorandum that electric toothbrushes are considered medical devices.

Above information takes reference from:

https://ww2.fda.gov.ph/attachments/article/511082/FDA%20MEMO%20NO.2018-011.pdf

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