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04 December 2015
- Medicines

In November, EPF (the European Patients Forum) published detailed recommendations on the Council position on medical devices, to which EFA contributed.

The trilogue, which started in October, is the final negotiation phase between the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the Commission, to adopt the new Regulation on Medical Devices.

There are still important gaps to be addressed by the EU institutions in order to ensure EU patients have access to high quality safe devices. The document includes the recommendations on provisions to ensure patient safety and quality of devices, on how to better support patient information and transparency, also EPF expressed its strong concerns as regards to the absence of provisions to meaningful patient involvement in medical devices.

As a part of EFA’s advocacy actions on medical devices, we will send a letter to the representatives of the Parliament, the Commission and the Council (organisations participating in the trilogue), outlining the perspective of the asthma, allergy and COPD patients and supporting the recommendations of EPF.

To read the full recommendations to the trilogue, please click here.