Medical devices: Call for a European regulation

Many women, bearing prostheses brand Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) are European. That’s probably why the European Bureau of Consumers Unions (BEUC) application in an open letter to the European Commission, which is hardened Community legislation on medical devices.

“In the context of the scandal of PIP breast implants, we urge the European Commission to improve the quality and safety of medical devices. We also ask that accelerates the adoption of this legislation. “In his letter to the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, John Dalli, Executive Director of BEUC, Monique Goyens, makes very specific proposals:

– “The ‘jungle’ aesthetic products (such as breast implants) and self-assessment devices (like blood glucose meters) should be better regulated,” she asked first. Indeed, “their assessment system requires strengthening”;

– Moreover, “some devices such as pacemakers (pacemakers), the hip and of course breast implants could be a licensing system for placing on the market equivalent to that drug” ;

– “The pharmacovigilance should also apply to all medical devices. It should also be supervised by a European (equipment monitoring), thus facilitating the analysis of incidents and promoting a community response quickly and consistently, “said Monique Goyens.

– Finally, “the new legislation binding on all members of the European Union.”

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