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European Parliament agrees on medical devices to enhance patient safety

European Parliament agrees on medical devices to enhance patient safety

Stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. MEPs also approved laws to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, such as for pregnancy or DNA testing. “The metal-on-metal hip scandal highlighted […]

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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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Digital Strategy: Putting patients at the heart of the EU agenda

Digital Strategy: Putting patients at the heart of the EU agenda

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan  This week saw the launch of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, which can be summed up as highly ambitious and equally long overdue. It contains 16 initiatives which will be overseen by DG Connect and has among its goals the laying down […]

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Labour MEP calls for progress on medical devices regulation

Labour MEP calls for progress on medical devices regulation

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22 January, a Labour MEP today called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new medical devices regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the Latvian health minister in the public health committee to call for faster […]

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Medical devices: Better controls and traceability to ensure patients’ safety

Medical devices: Better controls and traceability to ensure patients’ safety

Stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure full compliance and traceability of medical devices such as breast or hip implants were agreed by Parliament on Wednesday (2 April). MEPs also tightened up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices used for example in pregnancy or DNA testing. The proposed legislation seeks to increase patient safety […]

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Strengthening consumer safety: Improving safety of medical devices

Strengthening consumer safety: Improving safety of medical devices

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 24 September, the European Commission adopted two measures to improve the safety of medical devices fulfilling its commitment to restore patient confidence in the medical devices sector following, amongst others, the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants scandal. The new rules are a Commission Implementation Regulation clarifying the criteria to be met by notified […]

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Parliament this week: Sakharov nominees, medical devices, fight against organised crime

Parliament this week: Sakharov nominees, medical devices, fight against organised crime

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Back from the plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs will meet in parliamentary committees this week to see who have been nominated for the EP Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, to vote on rules to improve the safety of medical devices and to set out recommendations on how to fight organised crime effectively. Read on […]

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