Investigative Press Flocks To EU Medtech Regulatory Conference: But Why?
There were multiple investigative journalists with experience reporting on the "Paradise Papers," at the latest medtech regulatory conference in Brussels – but they gave nothing away about the medtech story they are pursuing.
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AdvaMed has gotten wind over the past year that a major global investigative news consortium is planning to roll out a series of articles and broadcasts that are likely to be highly critical of the medical device industry. The group says it has been engaging with reporters in a push for balance.
Elżbieta Bieńkowska, a European Commissioner, is "realistic and confident" when it comes to the implementation of the new EU medtech regulations. She says everything is going to plan. But that is not what members of the European Parliament are hearing.
AdvaMed's top lobbyist says a new documentary critical of the medical device industry and US FDA's device review pathways is unlikely to result in Congressional action. However, the group is talking to members on Capitol Hill to make sure they fully understand the context within which devices are reviewed and marketed.