EPF's call for action on MDR

EPF calls for action to ensure patients’ continued access to safe, high-quality medical devices across the EU.

The European Patients’ Forum is concerned about emerging reports of disruptions in the availability of many medical devices in the EU. The EU Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745) will become applicable on 26 May 2024, when devices on the market must comply with the MDR.

The withdrawal of some devices from the market threatens the safety and continuity of care. If a needed medical device is not available when the patient needs it, this can have life-threatening consequences.

Read the entire statement and our call for action here