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The European Commission’s Planned Role to Implement its Proposed Sustainable Batteries Regulation

In December 2020, the European Commission presented a proposal for a new Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries.  The proposed Regulation aims to replace the current framework of Directive 2006/66/EC and seeks to achieve objectives set out in the European Green Deal and subsequent strategies, such as the transition to a carbon neutral and circular … Continue Reading

The European Commission opens online public consultations on the Review of the Blood, Tissues and Cells Directives

 On January 21, 2021, the European Commission opened two public consultations on the review of the EU Blood Directive and the EU Tissues and Cells Directive.  Both Directives are more than fifteen years old, and their implementation diverges widely across the member states.  The rules on human blood and tissue gain increasing importance for companies … Continue Reading

The Commission’s Proposal on Health Technology Assessment – Will the EU Member States Accept its Mandatory Provisions?

Introduction Health technology assessment (“HTA”) is a multidisciplinary assessment process that seeks to evaluate the added therapeutic value of health technologies (i.e., drugs, certain medical devices, medical treatments including surgical procedures, and measures for disease prevention and diagnosis) based on both clinical and non-clinical elements.  Until now, HTA has strictly fallen in the purview of … Continue Reading
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