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EU commission approves delaying implementation of medical devices law - statement

Reuters · 01/06/2023 06:00
EU commission approves delaying implementation of medical devices law - statement


- The EU Commission said on Friday it approved delaying the deadline for companies to comply with a law regulating medical devices in order to prevent shortages of lifesaving equipment.

The proposal must be adopted by the European Parliament and Council through an accelerated process, a statement from the Commission said.

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides tabled the proposal last month, citing challenges in implementing the law were threatening supplies of critical devices, such as catheters used for surgeries on with heart conditions.

Reuters reported last month that many companies are withdrawing devices from the EU market, or have stopped making them due to the cost it takes to comply with the rules.


(Reporting by Maggie Fick in London;
Editing by Josephine Mason)

((Josephine.Mason@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 7695; Reuters Messaging: josephine.mason.reuters.com@reuters.))