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berlin
Value

Posted on 29.05.2009

Is the German healthcare system setting the right incentives to provide the best patient care?

An exclusive roundtable hosted by Johnson & Johnson during this year’s Hauptstadtkongress debated the question whether the current healthcare system in Germany should compromise between the need to standardize treatments due to scarce resources and increasingly informed patients demanding the best treatment possible. Although panelists agreed that Germany may be leading in terms of standards […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

Hospital4 B
Value

Posted on 28.05.2009

From the Haupstadtkongress – Patient safety, what can be done on a European level?

Listening to a distinguished panel of experts chaired by Bernard Merkel of DG Sanco I get the impression that things are moving to raise the level of patient safety. I was interested to learn that DG Sanco has commissioned a study to rate Member States in their efforts to combat patient safety. This “black list” […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Sun
Regulation Value

Posted on 28.05.2009

Heat and quite a lot of light

The sweltering heat and fever pitch of the football supporters contrasts starkly with the measured debate at the 2009 International Medical Device Industry Compliance, Regulatory and Intellectual Property Conference here in Rome. The Champions League final sees football shirted supporters rubbing shoulders with suited captains of industry in an unlikely melange. One item of news […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

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

Sweden-1_0
Business Value

Posted on 29.04.2009

Swedish MedTech 2009 – Northern Lights burning bright

I’m just back from an extended trip to Sweden where I was invited to present at Swedish Medtech’s AGM (it was my first trip to Sweden so I tagged on a few days leave). Great event and a great country; if you haven’t visited yet, you have to go! I have always found Swedish people […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

europe-space
Regulation

Posted on 14.04.2009

One of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe

Just back from Easter holidays and picked up this article from the Wall Street Journal “Medical Devices Face New Scrutiny From FDA”.  When I read the article it reminded me again of one of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe and yet another example where the European system is better than the […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

nanotechnology
Access Regulation

Posted on 07.04.2009

More from the DIA EuroMeeting 2009

From 23 – 25 March 2009, the Drug Information Association (DIA) held its annual EuroMeeting in Berlin. During the presentation by Richard Moore, Institute of Nanotechnology, I learned that prescription drugs prove to be ineffective in 30% – 60% of patients1 and that 16% of the drugs approved in the USA are linked to severe […]

By Dario Pirovano Consultant Regulatory Affairs

patient-power
Global Regulation

Posted on 31.03.2009

Patient Power across Europe

On one of those beautiful clear Spring mornings here in Brussels, it was a rare pleasure to head out early for breakfast with the Health Consumer Powerhouse. Housed in a beautiful high ceilinged and gilt embellished office near De Brouckere, Health Consumer Powerhouse is a champion for European consumers of healthcare (you and me) and […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed