Report on Failing Active Implantable Medical Devices

Today, the BBC published this article on failing active implantable medical devices:

Patients given unsafe medical implants

Whenever there is an incident with a product, there are many persons that stand up and demand stricter regulations. However, a product may always fail. There is no product that is 100% safe. Stricter regulations will not prevent incidents in the future. The purpose of regulation is to reduce the chance of incidents to a maximum extend. This is the purpose of the European Union regulations.

What do you think? Should the regulations be made stricter?

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