Asia Regulatory Forum Update
This article was originally published in Clinica
Three upcoming medical device regulations were discussed at BSI’s Hong Kong Forum in April that will be important to the success of Hong Kong’s voluntary regulatory system, the Medical Device Administrative Control System.
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The government of Canada has launched a marketing campaign to encourage consumers and healthcare professionals to use the country’s MedEffect initiative for reporting suspected adverse events related to healthcare products1.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has confirmed the levels of fees it will charge medical device companies and notified bodies for some of its medical device regulatory activities in 2009-101. The new fees are due to come into effect on 1 April, pending parliamentary approval.