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Clinical trials 03-05-2017

Allowing patients to choose could save billions

The Commission’s recent musings on the social dimension of Europe touches on common drug pricing among member states. But it misses out on solutions for faster access to medicine, Fred Roeder.

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Health 05-01-2016

Number of pharmaceutical drug approvals hits record high

2015 was a good year for innovation in medicine in both the EU and the US, according to data published on Monday (4 January).

Health 03-07-2013

US doctors look with envy at Europe’s medical devices approval scheme

SPECIAL REPORT / The scrutiny procedure on medical devices in the US is so strict that American doctors say the system works against the interest of patients, leaving some waiting years for treatment that could save their lives. European doctors now start to worry that a similar system envisaged in the EU could have the same impact.

Health 20-03-2013

EU hesitates to follow US approach on medical devices

The European Parliament and the Commission are at odds over proposals to create a US-inspired centralised approval system for medical devices, which supporters say would improve patient safety.

Health 28-02-2013

Parliament wants tougher legislation on medical devices

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation on medical devices in Europe, following the 2012 health scandal involving breast implants. But the new proposals do not go far enough, says the Parliament's rapporteur on the issue.