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Regulation Value

Posted on 15.02.2011

The ‘New Approach’ – making standards even better

There are some who are claiming that the EU Commission’s formal objection to eleven standards raised at the end of last year shows that the ‘New Approach’ has shortcomings and that the whole system is ripe for overhaul. I would argue far from it. The New Approach is a very clever system of product regulation, […]

By Andy Vaughan Eucomed Environment Consultant

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Business Regulation

Posted on 10.01.2011

Panel-mania? The future of an advisory interpretation

Eucomed published on 23 December 2010 its first Compliance Panel recommendation on the sponsorship of third party educational conferences by Eucomed members. The Panel, an independent body of three external opinion leading experts, was appointed to help provide guidance on the interpretation of the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice as well as drive European harmonisation with […]

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

innovate
Value

Posted on 19.11.2010

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Health and Consumer Affairs Commissioner, John Dalli, made a typically balanced speech about his vision for health on the European agenda at a meeting organised by Friends of Europe. The high-level summit entitled ‘An Innovative Healthcare Agenda for Europe’,  was held this week in the magnificent setting of the Bibliotheque Solvay, in the heart of […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

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Business Value

Posted on 22.10.2010

Fall leaves are dropping and hopes of reform too?

A year on and the mood music in Washington is very different. My return to this beautiful city, where fall colours are emerging in their full majesty, has seen a very different atmosphere from a year ago when the Obama health reforms were on their way and universal coverage seemed a very real probability. The […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

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Value

Posted on 21.04.2010

Patient safety and public perception: transparency, transparency, transparency…

Patient safety and public perception: transparency, transparency, transparency…In scanning the disparate output of the EU machine I came across a thought provoking survey of EU citizens on the subject of patient safety. Perception surveys are scientifically questionable as  they deal in the currency of (often poorly informed) individual’s views. Politically and from a policy perspective […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

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Ethics Global

Posted on 29.03.2010

Is corruption an ethnocentric concept? My first experience as a guest lecturer

Talking about ethics and compliance as industry understands it within the frame of a course of Health Systems Management given at the Public Health School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) presented itself as a challenge. On the one hand, Eucomed is putting a lot of efforts into promoting a culture of integrity and […]

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

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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