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Health 23-01-2017

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay €60 million in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved.
Health 03-05-2013

650 French patients fitted with unauthorised replacement hips

French surgeons have fitted 650 people with replacement hips that had not yet been certified as meeting European standards, health officials said on Thursday (2 May). The case resembles last year's scandal over faulty breast implants, which triggered a revision of the EU's legislation on medical devices.
Health 13-11-2012

Medical Devices: A new regulatory landscape

Following a huge health scandal involving faulty breast implants sold around Europe, the European Commission published proposals in late 2012 for a new regulatory regime for medical devices.
Health 26-09-2012

EU launches debate over authorisation of medical devices

A draft update to the Medical Devices Directive, to be published today (26 September), is set to spark a debate over authorisation, with the European Parliament likely to call for stronger measures in the wake of the PIP silicon breast implant scandal in France.