Internal wrangling has delayed the law (Photo: Helena Spongenberg)

Medical devices face uncertain diagnosis in EU

Health scandals about hip replacements depositing toxic metals into the blood or breast implants made from unauthorised industrial-grade silicone have, in recent years, stunned European citizens.

The latter scandal caused a health scare across Europe and the rest of the world after 300,000 women in 65 countries were believed to have received the unauthorized breast implants, which had double the risk of ruptures. The main market was in Europe, notably in France.

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