German competent authority stresses value of medtech risk database:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German competent authority's (BfArM) internet database on devices associated with high risk, and recommendations on how to avert or reduce risk, is one year old this month. http://www.bfarm.de includes field corrective actions and product recall data, and is used by product developers, who are seeking to improve their own knowledge as well, as by the public. While BfArM has a remit under the medical products law (MPG) to establish and evaluate risk, any corrective actions are the responsibility of the 16 federal states.