Surgeons call for compulsory registers of all new medical devices

  title={Surgeons call for compulsory registers of all new medical devices},
  author={Rebecca Coombes},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • R. Coombes
  • Published 26 November 2018
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • British Medical Journal
The government must act urgently to reform the lax regulation system governing medical devices, including a compulsory registry of all new implants, says the Royal College of Surgeons. The call comes after a global investigation by journalists from 36 countries, including The BMJ , BBC Panorama , and the Guardian , into the medical device industry, which unearthed thousands of documents to reveal rising numbers of malfunctions and injuries. The government said that it would work with the UK… 

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