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global-harmony
Global Regulation

Posted on 11.12.2009

An opportunity for true global harmonisation?

In an ideal world we would have the same rules on devices in each country.  As patients, as we live or travel in different countries, we can be confident that should we fall ill, the devices used to help us are as safe as the ones at home.  As businesses, we would be confident that […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

advamed2009
Value

Posted on 14.10.2009

John Wilkinson at AdvaMed 2009: A view on the US health reforms

A chill wind is blowing through Washington D.C. this morning and it is not just the cold front from the North blowing away the warm Autumn sun of yesterday. Yesterday, the Obama health reforms took their first step on a long and perilous road through the legislature when the Senate Finance Committee passed the preliminary […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

TV-1960
Global

Posted on 04.09.2009

Two interesting healthcare documentaries

Watching TV the other night I came across an excellent set of ‘reportages’ into the health sector.

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

develop-tree
Global

Posted on 08.07.2009

Creating a coordinated global platform to safeguard health development systems in the future

Talking about the role of the EU in the developing world EC Director General for Development Stefano Manservisi described the new approach to health development policy on a global level: “From donorship to partnership”. He explained that access to medicine needs to be viewed as not only provision of medicines but rather the ability to […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

innovate2
Regulation

Posted on 25.06.2009

Achieving health improvements inside and outside the boardroom

A crowded room at the offices of the European Policy Center yesterday afternoon. The topic of the day is “The future of medical devices in Europe”. The distinguished panel includes Josée Hansen, Pharm. D, project leader, Priority Medical Devices/ EHT, WHO-Geneva . Ms Hansen elaborated on the project’s approach, scope and objectives. In a nutshell, […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

copenhagen
Value

Posted on 16.06.2009

Treating Osteoarthritis: will new research lead to a “run” of success?

On Thursday 11 June, I attended, as part of the EULAR conference in Copenhagen – Europe’s largest conference on Rheumatology – the session “Structure modification in osteoarthritis: Time to update the guidelines”. What became really apparent was that rheumatologists from Europe and North-America are seriously concerned about the exponentially increasing prevalence and incidence of osteoarthritis […]

By Rosanna Tarricone Director Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy

GHTF
Global Regulation

Posted on 15.05.2009

An Excellent 12th GHTF Conference explores answers on the future of the GHTF

Just sitting at the airport after what was an excellent Global Harmonization Task Force Conference. Well done Steve Dibert and his crew, not to mention Health Canada. Who says regulatory affairs is boring! This conference really put the moose among the pigeons! We had a truly gripping opening session from Dr. Robert Jackson, the renowned […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

moscow
Global

Posted on 12.05.2009

Russia in the global economic storm

The EPC organised on May 6th a policy dialogue with the World Bank on the topic: “Russia in the global economic storm” and presented its latest Economic Report dated March 2009 and available here. The numbers of the World Bank, even though considered by the key note as “educated guesses” are still the best available […]

By Aline Lautenberg MedTech Europe, General Counsel - Director Legal & Compliance

collaboration
Global

Posted on 06.05.2009

MassMEDIC Annual Meeting: Reflections on industry clinician collaboration

Sitting on Boston’s south shore, the John F. Kennedy Pesidential Library is both imposing yet not over-stated. A rare treat for me was the opportunity to address the annual meeting of MassMEDIC, the largest regional medical technology association in the USA – and that means the world, I am sure! The speaker’s podium has a […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed