The rapid advancement of medical technology has contributed to people living longer, healthier lives but consumer and campaign groups say devices should come under more scrutiny before they are used on patients.
Those calling for tighter rules in the EU will get a step closer to their aims when the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) – due to enter into force in May – will include requiring manufacturers to give more information about devices and making it easier to trace and recall faulty products.
Industry representatives say they agree there should be a tougher legal framework but are wary that adding too much bureaucracy could “block innovation”. Campaigners say they await “the devil in the detail” but don’t believe the MDR has gone far enough.
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