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Breast Implants and Medical Devices: What the EU will do next

European Commission is about to present proposals to tighten up legislation on Medical Devices, such as hip and knee replacements. But following the recent PIP breast implants scandal the European Parliament is pressing for rules on implants to also be stepped up at European level.

Linda McAvan, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, who has been leading the campaign for a pan European register for breast implants, and Jacqueline Minor, Director of Consumers Affairs (European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers) briefed an audience of stakeholders and specialist media on the regulation that is likely to emerge for this sector later in the Autumn.