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.
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.
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