On June 25, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Justice announced amendments to the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices Regulations (the Regulation) and called for public comment. The proposal is being celebrated by a variety of stakeholders across the medical device and IVD industry following years of lobbying to have the Regulation amended. However, some apprehension regarding the implementation of the proposed Regulation remains.
Read the full document here: BHA China Medical Device IVD Policy Update – Proposed Regulations, 6.28.2018 (FINAL): PDF
In Germany, doctors could potentially be prescribing health apps as medicines as early as 2020. This is one of the main objectives of the draft bill on the “Law for better provision through digitalization and innovation”, which is expected to be approved by the parliament early November.
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