Europe too Slow to Protect Patients?

Published date : 01 November 2012
Article date : 01 November 2012


The BBC reports on how the UK's Science and Technology Select Committee has warned that the CC European Commission is not acting quickly enough to protect patients from potential harm from medical implants such as hip replacement joints. They call for the process to be speeded-up. 

The Committee has rallied for transparency and accountability whereby both patients and doctors know where implants have come from, whether a device has been rejected by any other regulatory bodies and details about the safety testing. They recommend that for all medical implants that are currently in use, existing data should be published immediately and that doctors should report any faulty products.

Apparently, the EC is revising the process but changes aren't likely to take effect until at least 2015. 

Source: Smitha Mundasad, BBC News, 01 November 2012

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