Medtech sector seeks guidance on transparent future

A physician-industry transparency system that requires the medtech sector to disclose publically the payments and transfers of value it makes to physicians and certain other providers is very welcome, but not in its current form. That was the conclusion drawn from yesterday morning’s opening panel discussion on global transparency which, among other things, examined different transparency models around the world, company concerns, and best practices when addressing emerging requirements. The United States, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other countries have enacted or are currently contemplating the implementation of such systems. While the session’s panelists agreed that a transparent future was …

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EDMA and Eucomed Adopt Code of Business Practice Brings Changes to Medical Congresses

Transparence santé, Sunshine Act

By Thomas Sullivan – Policy & Medicine Members of both the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and the European Medical Technology Industry (Eucomed) approved a new Code of Ethical Business Practice. Both associations are members of MedTech Europe who are working to set high ethical standards for the medical technology industry all throughout Europe. This new Code will replace the EDMA and Eucomed codes of business practice and will be known as the MedTech Europe Code of Business Practice. This decision to adopt a common and wide-reaching code was prompted by the fact that EDMA and Eucomed each had different …

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European medical technology industry adopts new code of ethical business practice

Brussels, 2 December 2015 Members of the European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and of the European Medical Technology Industry (Eucomed), both members of MedTech Europe, have approved a new Code of Ethical Business Practice at their General Assemblies held on 2 December in Brussels, in a continuous effort to set high ethical standards for the medical technology industry across Europe. EDMA and Eucomed members have adopted a new common Code of Ethical Business Practice, in a move to put forward clearer and more stringent self-regulation. The code will replace the EDMA and Eucomed codes of business practice and will be …

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Règlement européen sur les dispositifs médicaux: le Conseil est prêt pour les négociations avec le Parlement

Ce mois de juin a été marqué par une avancée concernant les deux projets de règlements visant à moderniser les règles de l’UE relatives aux dispositifs médicaux (DM) et aux dispositifs médicaux de diagnostic in vitro (DIV), déjà évoqués sur notre site. Le 19 juin, le Conseil a arrêté sa position de négociation sur le fond. Cela lui permettra de donner à la présidence luxembourgeoise un mandat pour entamer les discussions avec le Parlement européen. Pour lire l’article paru dans JIM.fr

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Health companies clash on cozy doc ties

Most companies now think twice before taking groups of doctors to Disneyland — although a Croatian orthopedic firm was recently in trouble for promising trips to Las Vegas or Los Angeles as a reward for prescribing its products. But companies insist that they need to maintain links with doctors. EFPIA‘s own code says that doctors are the primary point of contact with patients. In the devices industry, where physicians physically manipulate and insert many products, personal experience is vital to feedback and to promoting innovation, say companies in the sector. Industry representatives in Europe largely contend that self-regulatory codes now …

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