Latin America gets tough on imported devices
This article was originally published in Clinica
Latin American healthcare authorities are tightening the regulation of imported medical devices, particularly targeting trade involving used equipment. The move will bolster the new equipment market, while hindering the growing - but difficult to quantify - lease-and-sale and buy-back market, notably of the US. The US FDA, however, appears to be one of the strongest instigators of the regional plans.