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The arcane world of credit default swaps may seem a very curious subject to stimulate the mind of a life-long medical technology man. My thoughts turned to these strange and questionable instruments, which appear to be one of the roots of the financial crisis, during a week when they were seldom far from the front… » read more

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Talking about the role of the EU in the developing world EC Director General for Development Stefano Manservisi described the new approach to health development policy on a global level: “From donorship to partnership”. He explained that access to medicine needs to be viewed as not only provision of medicines but rather the ability to… » read more

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An interesting article in the latest issue of Clinica. David Nicolson, the CEO of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) speaking at the Innovation Expo meeting stressed the importance of investing in innovation for long-term benefits and warned the NHS against isolating itself and becoming risk-averse. Clearly the what Eucomed has been alerting policy makers… » read more

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A crowded room at the offices of the European Policy Center yesterday afternoon. The topic of the day is “The future of medical devices in Europe”. The distinguished panel includes Josée Hansen, Pharm. D, project leader, Priority Medical Devices/ EHT, WHO-Geneva . Ms Hansen elaborated on the project’s approach, scope and objectives. In a nutshell,… » read more

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