Device groups sign global compliance pact

Leaders from nine medical technology associations have joined together to sign "Global Compliance Statement on Interactions Between Medical Technology Companies and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs)," which is designed to promote ethical interactions between companies and healthcare providers.

The pact was first signed by AdvaMed, Eucomed and the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association last year. The six additional groups lending their support to the pact are the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry; the International Medical Devices Manufacturers Association; the Canadian medical technology industry association; the Medical Technology Association of Australia; Medical Technology Association of New Zealand; and the South African Medical Device Industry Association.

"For medical technology companies, interacting with healthcare professionals is critical to on-going device innovation and patient safety. As a global industry, we must ensure that these interactions are conducted in an ethical and professional manner anywhere in the world. We are very pleased to see that this vision is shared by other associations across the globe and that six of them have now joined AdvaMed, Eucomed and EDMA in a common approach to promote compliance globally," said Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of AdvaMed.

- see the Eucomed release