This week’s View From The Med is online now, here. In it we discuss the proposed changed to EU device regulation in the context of a new report issued this week by the UK Government,s parliamentary select committee on science and technology. Two years after the recall of the first metal on metal hip, and almost a year after the PIP scandal broke, the committee is perhaps being a little audacious in calling for instant fixes to what are some institutionally ingrained practices. Root and branch regulatory infrastructure doesn’t come quickly or cheaply, so we’re wondering whether this is a bit of a poke in the ribs of the Eurocrats, or at very least the UK chaps wanting to show they’ve dispatched their duties and now it’s up to those useless Europeans!
Anyway, see what you think.