Sweden puts device control together with pharmaceuticals
This article was originally published in Clinica
A proposal to transfer control of medical devices from the ministry for health and welfare (Socialstyrelsen) in Sweden to the medical products association (Lakemedelsverket), has been greeted with scepticism by some medical device companies. The proposal will be debated in parliament, yet the ultimate decision belongs to the government. If no major objections are raised, transfer of responsibility will take place at the beginning of next year.