Implant Danger Extends to All Medical Devices [UK]

Jeremy Laurance | The Independent | January 18, 2012

There were 113 alerts issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) about medical devices last year, ranging from hip joints to surgical instruments, but the agency has no power to check devices until a failure is reported.

In a meeting with Simon Burns, the Health minister, on 13 September, Professor Toft said CE marks were allocated to medical devices on the basis of "design specifications" without checks on whether the devices were "being made in the way they should be made"...