Plenary focus - October II

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  • Alda Sousa
    Alda Sousa


    The Commission’s proposal on medical devices was based purely on an economic approach that relegated patient safety to a secondary consideration. The internal market came first and public health was only an after thought. Nevertheless, the ENVI committee was able to revert this inadequate logic, bringing patient safety to the forefront. It was a big step forward that ensures patients’ safety as it guarantees the same level of rigorous assessment will prevail across the EU. It is important that the plenary vote confirms this, making patient safety a priority.