Denmark Wants Device Reg Negotiations to Include Phase-Out of Phthalates

August 8, 2013
Denmark’s health minister is spearheading an effort to include the phase-out of phthalates in medical devices in revisions to EU device regulations. And she has the backing of the country’s device trade group, Medicoindustrien. “Patients must be able to be confident that the medical equipment used in healthcare — whether in plastic tubing, catheters, blood bags or other — does not expose them to unnecessary risks,” said Astrid Krag, the health minister.
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