Australian medtech body calls for purchasing enquiry:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Medical Industry Association of Australia is calling for an urgent enquiry into Commonwealth and State purchasing of medical products. The body is about to submit a report to the Industry Commission enquiry which is examining ways to enhance the development prospects of the medtech industry in Australia. The MIAA believes the enquiry must take full account of those companies not engaged in local manufacture. MIAA chairman Rob Gregg also called on industry to submit comments on the Commission's draft paper, which will be released in mid-July for public comment. The government deadline for the final report is February 24th, 1997.