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Medical device resources for hospital pharmacists
  1. Stephanie Kohl
  1. Policy & Advocacy, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Stephanie Kohl, Policy & Advocacy, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, 1200 Brussels, Belgium; Stephanie.Kohl{at}

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Medical devices are an essential part of the delivery of high-quality healthcare and their procurement and management in the European hospital setting is often under the authority of hospital pharmacists. To support its members, the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) has shared new resources to assist with the handling of medical devices.

To further improve the safety of medical devices for European patients, a new regulatory regime was adopted in spring 2017 encompassing both the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the Invitro Medical Device Regulation. With the MDR becoming fully applicable from May 2021 onwards, EAHP has joined forces with EURO-PHARMAT, one of the Association’s members based in France whose work focuses on medical devices. Together with EURO-PHARMAT, a list of medical device resources was created to …

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