New Product Approvals…..Why does all the good stuff go to Europe First? – Part II

Merz (2010) indicates that with nearly 1 million physicians and 6,000 hospitals treating 310 million consumers, the US healthcare market is the largest in the world, making up 43% of world market for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. This, coupled with the fact that the United States spends more of its GDP on healthcare than any other…

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New Product Approvals…..Why does all the good stuff go to Europe First? – Part I

Over the years, it has been amazing to see how Europeans seem to get all the really cool new hearing products first. One product after another has been approved for CE marking (approval for sale in the European Union) long before they were available in the United States. For example, the Envoy was CE Marked…

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