April 2020, Maria Klaas – Apotheken versus Parapharmazien in Frankreich. Drastische Veränderungen im Apotheken-Sektor in Frankreich. Viele Medzinprodukte werden im Unterschied zu Deutschland in Frankreich von Apotheken bzw. Parapharmazien verkauft.(more…)
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- (Jan 23) Since 1.1.2023, condoms have been available free of charge in pharmacies in France for people between 18 and 25 years of age. Since 1 year also contraceptives, e.g. IUDs and the birth control pill.
- (Dec 22) 36 Notified Bodies are now accredited. Currently there are 10 in Italy, 3 in the Netherlands and 8 in Germany; in addition, two each in Finland and Poland and one each in Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, Norway, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland, Croatia and Czech Republic . Nando database
- (Dec 22) According to. MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), the United Kingdom will continue to recognise the CE mark for medical devices until 30 June 2024. Previously, 30.6.2023 was planned.
- (Dec 22) According to the Roland Berger MedTech@Hospital study, about two-thirds of German hospitals expect to close the 2022 financial year in the red. More than half also plan to invest less in medical technology.
- (Nov 22) According to the Roland Berger study "Global MedTech-How to succeed in uncertain times", the medical technology industry is struggling with high energy costs, rising inflation and supply chain problems. Solutions are offered by digitalisation, more benefit-based billing models and the shift towards personalised medicine.
- (Nov 22) Facts&Figures 2022 from MedTech Europe, the European trade association for the medical technology industry
- (Nov 22) New MDCG document on requirements for Notified Bodies - in the context of the MDR as well as IVDR
- (Nov 22) Swissmedic refers to a leaflet on the obligations for authorised representatives, importers and distributors
- (June 22) studies published by the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in the VDE (VDE DGBMT)
- (June 22) the EU Commission published a document in June 22 for the IVDR: "Harmonised administrative practices and alternative technical solutions until EUDAMED is fully operational".
- (June 22) The Interest Group for Medical Devices in Germany (IG-NB) has published 2 guides on the topics of
- Medical device manufacturers can apply to the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) for the NUB and receive advice on the procedure. Rules of Procedure of the G-BA.
- (April 22) Distinction between medical devices and medicinal products: Guidance document MDCG 2022 of the Medical Devices Coordination Group
- GTAI has created a special page on sanctions and the consequences of the war in Ukraine.
- Internet platform for medical needs in Ukraine by the German initiative Medical Bridge.eu
- European industry association for digital assistive technology DATEurope founded in early 2021. DAT includes aids for communication, for the blind and visually impaired, for environmental control, assistive call systems, software tools and robotics.
- New web portal for the list of medical aids according to §139 SGB V of the GKV-Spitzenverband: for reference and online application
- Overview of all assessments of new examination and treatment methods (NUB) by the G-BA
- the MHRA in the UK has published a guidance document for manufacturers and distributors of medical devices
- BfArM included the first “apps on prescription” in the new directory for digital health applications (DiGA) in early October 2020
- EU-implementation regulation for the reprocessing of disposable products, valid from 26 May 2021
- FDA increases medical device registration fees from October 2020
- The European Commission published the new “Clinical evaluation assessment report template” of the Medical Devices Coordination Group (MDCG) on 17 July 2020
- In-vitro-diagsnostics must be re-evaluated according to the new IVDR by 26 May 2022.
- The new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/746 has entered into force. It must be implemented for products... with higher risk by May 2025, ...with lower risk class C by May 2026, ...with lower risk classes B and A by May 2027
- The European Council postpones the application of EUDAMED by two years until May 2022