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Medical devices: #Health Committee MEPs approve stricter EU safety requirements

Medical devices: #Health Committee MEPs approve stricter EU safety requirements

  A silicon breast implant – ©AP Images/European Union/EP Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure full compliance and traceability of medical devices, such as breast or hip implants, were backed by Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday. MEPs also approved legislation to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices used […]

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#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements have been informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy […]

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Restoring confidence in medical devices: Action Plan after the PIP scandal tightens control in Europe

Restoring confidence in medical devices: Action Plan after the PIP scandal tightens control in Europe

On 20 June, the EPSCO Council discussed the joint actions taken by the European Commission and the member states to restore confidence following the scandal of defective breast implants produced by the French PIP company. These measures were included in the Joint Plan for Immediate Actions under the existing Medical Devices legislation (the so-called PIP […]

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