"Altensetter’s book is a model of serious and searching scholarship...reflecting enormous research and detailed exploration of the complex politics of regulating medical devices. A case study of EU policymaking...it is also a classic insurance of the differences between what is announced and what is implemented."
author of The Politics of Medicare
Medical technologies and devices are used ethically most of the time; yet they have the potential for unethical use when scientific medicine is elevated over human life and death. That is why our understanding of appropriate and effective regulation of medical devices is significant to all people on all continents. The EU regulatory regime is one of three global regional regimes, and medical products manufactured in EUcountries are sold worldwide. This volume on the regulation of medical devices in the European Union, with a focus on France, tackles a topic of interdisciplinary interest and significance for policymakers in countries around the globe.