Medical devices: extracts from the debate on the report by Peter LIESE ( EPP, DE) and Glenis WILLMOTT (S&D, UK)

Event date: 04/04/2017

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During the EP plenary session (3-6 April 2017) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate on stricter rules for the certification and monitoring of medical devices, to ensure full traceability and patient safety, following recent breast and hip implant scandals. They also debate on legislation to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, used for example in pregnancy or DNA testing. Statements by Glenis WILLMOTT (S&D, UK), Rapporteur, Peter LIESE (EPP, DE), Rapporteur, Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Food Safety, Boleslaw G. PIECHA (ECR, PL), Gesine MEISSNER (ALDE, DE) and Piernicola PEDICINI (EFDD, IT).