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Developments in the Netherlands on preventing unwanted influence of healthcare professionals by medical companies
On 8 April 2024, the Dutch Minister of Medical Care (the Minister) sent a letter to the Dutch House of Representatives (Kamerbrief) outlining certain measures she intends to prepare to prevent unwanted influence of healthcare professionals by medical companies. This letter is part of an ongoing trajectory of the Dutch government, focusing on transparency in the medical industry and the prevention of unwanted influence of health care professionals. In this article, we outline...
April 30, 2024
6 min read
Circular economy: what impact for healthcare playe...
Environmental awareness and the desire to limit or eliminate...
September 28, 2023
6 min read
AI and the life sciences, navigating the complex legal...
Bird & Bird’s international life sciences and healthcare...
August 10, 2023
5 min read
AI as a Medical Device
To add to all the chatter about AI, let's talk about AI...
May 22, 2023
3 min read
Proposed updates to the regulation of medical devices
While it might be challenging for manufacturers of medical devices to navigate the evolving regulations...
May 10, 2023
3 min read
The Impact of the NIS2 Directive and the CER Directive for Medical Device Manufacturers and the Healthcare Sector
The rise in the volume of cyber incidents, the war in Ukraine, and the recent pandemic, has increased...
February 17, 2023
9 min read
Update on the UK’s future medical device regulations: Extended timelines
The UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recently announced the introduction...
October 31, 2022
2 min read
The Activation of Payback on Medical Devices
The Italian Ministry of Health, in a Decree dated 6 July 2022, certified the overrun of the expenditure...
October 7, 2022
1 min read
Final(ly) Rules of Procedure of the UPC
Apart from the Unified Patent Court Agreement and a large body of further treaties, regulations,...
July 18, 2022
1 min read