UK health secretary promises to tighten regulatory procedures for medical devicesBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7192 (Published 24 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7192
- Deborah Cohen
The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has pledged to stop a “worrying and completely unacceptable weakness in the regulatory system” that would potentially allow a hip prosthesis with dangerous design flaws on to the market.
Jeremy Hunt’s comments come in the wake of a joint undercover investigation by the BMJ and the Daily Telegraph that involved submitting a fake application for a metal-on-metal hip implant for approval in Europe.
A notified body in Slovakia provisionally allowed a fake hip with dangerous …