EU Parliament Committee OKs Special Medical Device Checks

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A European Parliament panel on Wednesday cleared proposals to strengthen the EU's controls on medical devices and subject high-risk devices to pre-market authorizations in an effort to boost patient safety.

If adopted, the proposals issued by the Parliament's Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety would enhance a European Commission effort to better regulate medical devices within the EU — an issue that has grown in importance in light of recent scandals, including one in which a French breast implant manufacturer was found using industrial...
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