EU Lawmakers Back Medical Device Reforms

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- European lawmakers endorsed legislation Tuesday that would strengthen the oversight of medical devices by safety testing bodies and require the products to be more easily traced once on the market.

The European Parliament voted in favor of device-related legislation during a plenary session. Members of the legislature will soon begin negotiating with EU member states on a final version of the measures.

“We talk about products which are supposed to help patients in their suffering, in their illness. We should assist doctors in making sure they...
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