Faulty Implants: Europe "Too Slow"
11/1/2012 7:44:32 AM
The European Commission is not acting quickly enough to protect patients from potential harm from medical implants, a parliamentary committee warns. Current Europe-wide regulation on medical implants, such as hip replacement joints, is too slow to change, they say. The EC is revising the regulation, but changes are not expected to take effect until at least 2015.