Europe’s medical devices scandal

A major investigation has revealed that many medical devices, including pacemakers, replacement joints and breast implants, have either been tested inadequately or not at all

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
2nd December, 2018
Medical devices amount to a $400 billion global sector, but don’t face much scrutiny

The inadequate regulation of the pharmaceutical industry has received considerable coverage in media outlets across the world.

In the main, criticism related to the fact that pharmaceutical manufacturers did not have to publish drug trials that had been carried out. In the past, many drug trials went unreported. Inconvenient trial results were regularly buried.

Campaigners have forced the pharmaceutical industry to clean up its act, and trials must now be published on the register of...

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