NEWS – Spain’s eight health technology assessment (HTA) agencies are to get almost €3.6m as an annual top-up of their current budgets.
COMMENT – The UK’s handling of the case involving ‘rogue surgeon’ Dr Ian Paterson is in stark contrast with the response to the PIP breast implants scandal. Yet both feature the common denominators of a growing catalogue of public harm situations involving basic procedural and/or regulatory shortcomings.
NEWS – The UK’s already pressured National Health Service is effectively being held to ransom by the legal industry, as efforts to contain soaring clinical negligence costs are proving ineffective, the NAO has warned.
NEWS – The overturning of an appeal by German product certification giant TÜV against a €60m PIP implants fraud liability judgment marks a significant milestone for the many thousands of women in several countries — from the UK to Colombia — who continue to suffer from the largely unresolved healthcare scandal.
COMMENT – Behind the legal and regulatory wrangling surrounding the PIP implants scandal, major welfare concerns persist: many thousands of women worldwide have been abandoned to their fate and not had the dangerous implants identified and removed.
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