Written Parliamentary questions

2014

E-005543/2014 by Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris (PPE) - Developments in the field of haemostatics

E-005184/2014 by Mara Bizzotto (EFD) - Concerns as to the reliability of screening tests carried out on unborn babies in Italy

P-004313/2014 by Martin Callanan (ECR) - Implementation of Commission Recommendation 2013/473/EU and Commission Regulation (EU) No 920/2013 as regards the auditing of subcontractors

E-003524/2014 by Diane Dodds (NI) - Competitiveness in EU medical device manufacturing

E-002281/2014 by Thomas Ulmer (PPE) - Commission Recommendation of 24 September 2013 on the audits and assessments performed by notified bodies in the field of medical devices

E-002019/2014 by Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris (PPE) - The market in genetic tests

E-001663/2014 by Cristiana Muscardini (ECR) - DIY genetics

2013

E-013868/2013 by Monika Flašíková Beňová (S&D) - Greater patient safety in the use of medical devices

E-12340/2013 by Franz Obermayr (NI) - New Medical Devices Regulation - approval system - patient safety

E-012141/2013 by Karima Delli (Verts/ALE) - EU response to health risks posed by mercury in dental amalgrams

E-011288/2013 by Marc Tarabella (S&D) - Legislation on medical devices

E-011285/2013 by Marc Tarabella (S&D) - PIP implants: Medicines Agency called into question

E-008986/2013 by Monika Flašíková Beňová (S&D) - Medical devices and new regulation

E-007225/2013 by Diogo Feio (PPE) - Directive 2011/100/EU - in-vitro diagnostic medical devices

E-006487/2013 by Marc Tarabella (S&D) - 100 % safe implants

E-005183/2013 by Oreste Rossi (EFD) - Glucose meters and insulin pumps - obtaining better guarantees before and after placing on the market in European countries

E-005010/2013 by Diogo Feio (PPE) - Uncertified artificial joints in France

E-004743/2013 by Nuno Melo (PPE) - Quick blood test

E-004646/2013 by Anna Rosbach (ECR) - Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and medical devices 

E-003580/2013 by Nuno Melo (PPE) - Genetic testing 

E-003577/2013 by Nuno Melo (PPE) - New blood testing device

E-002046/2013 by Marina Yannakoudakis (ECR) - High-risk and low-risk medical devices

2012

E-12673/11 by Catherine Stihler (S&D)  - Breast implants

E-10402/12 by Christel Schaldemose (S&D) - Tightening of rules on medical devices

P-9797/12 by Christel Schaldemose (S&D) - Certification of medical devices 

E-6669/12 by Alda Sousa (GUE/NGL) - Genetic tests - regulation, accreditation, and advertising

E-6039/12 by Diogo Feio (PPE) - PIP implants: immediate measures — current situation

E-2455/12 by Gilles Pargneaux (S&D) - Concerning a case of defective hip replacements

E-1841/12 by Sergio Berlato (PPE) - Faulty breast implants

E-1757/12 by Aldo Patriciello (PPE) - Defective breast implants

P-1626/12 by Chris Davies (ALDE) - Faulty breast implants

P-1438/12 by Christel Schaldemose (S&D) - Metal artificial hips manufactured by Depuy — revision of the Medical Devices Directive

E-1036/12 by Phil Prendergast (S&D) - Medical device failure and national authority advice

E-0601/12 by María Irigoyen Pérez (S&D) - Protection for patients receiving breast implants

E-0582/12 by Angelika Werthmann (NI) - Commission's response to the silicone implants scandal

E-0551/12 by Marina Yannakoudakis (ECR) - PIP implants

E-0447/12 by Nikolaos Chountis (GUE/NGL)  - Breast implants containing industrial silicone and compliance with Directive 93/42/EEC

E-0366/12 by Andres Perello Rodriguez (S&D) - Costs of removing defective breast implants

P-0353/12 by Françoise Grossetête (PPE) - Breast implants/medical devices

E-0288/12 by Cristiana Muscardini (PPE) - Anti-wrinkle and lip augmentation injections

E-0230/12 by Sergio Paolo Frances Silvestris (PPE) - The breast implants scandals

E-0189/12 by Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE) - Problem with PIP breast implants 

E-0159/12 by Patrick Le Hyaric (GUE/NGL) - Monitoring of medical devices in the light of the PIP scandal

O - 0101/2012  -Defective silicone gel breast implants made by French company PIP - revision of EU legislation on medical devices

2011

E-12673/11 by Catherine Stihler (S&D) - Breast implants

E-11705/11 by Jürgen Creutzmann (ALDE) - Revision of the Medical Devices Directive — auditing of ‘notified bodies’

E-9139/11 by Andrea Zanoni (ALDE) - Testing of medical devices in unauthorised establishments

E-7591/11 by Marc Tarabella (S&D) - Emerging risk of infection as a result of semi-critical medical examinations

E-7016/11 by Ramon Tremosa i Balcells (ALDE) - Counterfeit EU label on European health products

E-6999/11 by Julie Girling (ECR) - Surgical instruments 

E-6529/11 by Sergio Berlato (EPP) - Concerns raised by the many slimming remedies advertised in the press

E-5261/11 by Nikolaos Chountis (GUE/NGL) - Advertising for "ozone therapy" devices

E-5002/11 by Oreste Rossi (EFD) - Hearing aid using the natural conduction of teeth and bone to transmit sound

E-4682/11 by Cristiana Muscardini (PPE) - "Tennis balls" to lose weight?

E-4619/11 by Oreste Rossi (EFD) - Nasal pollen capture

E-4229/11 by Georgios Papanikolaou (PPE)- Shortages in Greek hospitals for patients with influenza

E-4075/11 by Diogo Feio (PPE) - Use of mercury in Europe

E-3859/11 by Andreas Mölzer (NI) - Dangerous medical devices, in particular implants

E-2952/11 by Paul Rübig (PPE) - Medical device reprocessing

E-1507/11 by Jan Brezina (PPE) - Possible phasing out of mercury fillings

2010

E-11041/10 by Thomas Ulmer (PPE) - Revision of the directive concerning medical devices — decisions taken in advance of the legislative procedure

E-8148/10 by Proinsias de Rossa (S&D) - Medical Devices Directives

E-8833/10 by Marian Harkin (ALDE) - Recast of medical devices directives

E-8832/10 by Marian Harkin (ALDE) - Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC

E-3878/10 by Marc Tarabella (S&D) - Severe effects of injectable wrinkle fillers

E-1878/10 by Catherine Stihler (S&D) - Medical complications resulting from silicone implants

E-0858/10 by Amalia Sartori (PPE) - Checks on the design, production, import and certification of implantable Class III medical devices

2009

E-6321/09 by Thomas Ulmer (PPE) - Recasting the Medical Device Directive

E-5499/09 by Thomas Ulmer (PPE) - Distortion of competition in the importation of medical devices

E-4071/09 by Catherine Stihler (S-D) - Silicone Implants

E-2696/09 by Proinsias De Rossa (PSE) - Medical Devices Directive

E-2284/09 by Andreas Schwab (PPE DE) - Consistency with EU law of the Italian registration requirement for medical devices bearing the CE mark

E-2170/09 by Avril Doyle (PPE DE) - Proposed recast of framework on medical devices (MedDev)

E-2167/09 by Malcolm HARBOUR (PPE DE) - Medical devices and medicinal products

E-1749/09 by Margie SUDRE (PPE DE) - Recast of the Medical Devices Directives

E-0518/09 by Françoise Grossetête (PPE DE) - Dental amalgams

2008

E-6715/08 by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) -  Mercury dental amalgams

E-5693/08 by Marian Zlotea (PPE DE) - Importing of products without a CE mark

E-4801/08 by Derek Roland Clark (IND/DEM) - Sterilisation of surgical instruments

E-4687/08 by Georgios Papastamkos (PPE DE) - 'Green health' policy

E-4163/08 by Claude Turmes (Verts/ALE) - Expert report on mercury

E-4162/08 by Claude Turmes (Verts/ALE) - Use of mercury

E-4097/08 by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) - Automated Pap smear test

E-3980/08 by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) - Dental amalgam

E-3180/08 by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) - Mercury

E-3134/08 by Marios Matsakis (ALDE) - EU's strategy for mercury

E-2711/08 by Kathy Sinnott (IND/DEM) - Autism link to mercury-releasing sources

E-2642/08 by Emmanouil Angelakas (PPE DE) - Procurement of medical supplies and equipment for hospitals

E-2444/08 by Hiltrud Breyer (Verts/ALE) - Use of dental amalgam

E-1360/08 by Thomas Ulmer (PPE) - Insulin pumps

E-0355/08 by Anneli Jäättenmäki (ALDE) - Updating MEDDEV guidance relating to aspects of the Directives on Medical Devices

2007

E-5738/06 by Michael Cashman (PSE), Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE), Raül Romeva i Rueda (Verts/ALE)and Alexander Stubb (PPE DE) - Availability of N-9 to the public in goods on the market

E-210/07 by John Bowis (PPE DE) - Revision of the Medical Device Directive

2006

E-4821/06 by Sebastiano Musumeci (UEN) - Use of safety syringes with retractable needles

E-4208/06 by Bart Staes (Verts/ALE) - Consumer safety in connection with the use of higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in tooth whitening products

E-4095/06 by Robert Kilroy-Silk (NI) - Trade in body parts

E-3097/06 by John Bowis (PPE DE) - Reclassification of hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements directive

E-2838/06 by Ilda Figueiredo (GUE/NGL) - Protection of industry and health

E-2633/06 by Gary Titley (PSE) - Non-prescribed free sale and distribution of contact lenses

2005

E-4575/05 by Stavros Arnaoutakis (PSE) - CE marking of European products and use of CE mark on products of dubious origin

E-4537/05 by Manolis Mavrommatis (PPE DE) - Importation into the EU of contaminated syringes bearing the EC conformity mark

E-4517/05 by Konstantinos Hatzidakis (PPE DE) - Forged quality marks on imported products

E-3207/05 by Richard Corbett (PSE) - CE mark

E-1588/05 by Giovanni Pittella (PSE) - European legislation in the field of health

E-1348/05 by Diana Wallis (ALDE) - Tooth bleaching

2004

E-2744/04 by Catherine Stihler (PSE) - The regulation of tooth-bleaching products for dentists

E-2163/04 by Chris Davies (ALDE/ADLE) - Mercury in amalgam fillings

E-1694/04 by Brian Crowley (UEN) - Directive on shoulder, hip and knee implant devices

E-1655/04 by Catherine Stihler (PSE) - The regulation of tooth-bleaching products for dentists

E-1526/04 by Ria Oomen-Ruijten (PPE-DE) - Automatic external defibrillators

E-0931/04 by Cristiana Muscardini (UEN) - Standards on portable liquid oxygen devices

2003

E-3397/03 by Cristiana Muscardini (UEN) - Dental instruments and risk of infections

E-3374/03 by John Bowis (PPE DE) - Reclassification of hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements

E-3245/03 by Erik Meijer (GUE/NGL) - Increased costs of hospital treatment and waste-disposal arising from restrictions on cost-saving re-use of surgical instruments

E-3177/03 by Dorette Corbey (PSE) - Reuse of medical instruments and accessories

E-2060/03 by Peter Liese (PPE-DE) - Medical devices containing derivatives of human blood

P-1283/03 by Amalia Sartori (PPE-DE) - Checks on the design, manufacturing and importation of implantable class III medical devices (prosthetic cardiac valves in particular)

2002

E-3462/01 by Cristiana Muscardini (UEN) - The rules governing the therapeutic use of liquid oxygen

E-1843/02 by Jan Mulder (ELDR) -  EU legislation on diagnostic tests for veterinary medicines

E-1927/02 by Torben Lund (PSE) - Ban on amalgam and mercury for human use

E-1749/02 by Ian Paisley (NI) - Criteria for evaluating medical devices

E-1584/02 by Glyn Ford (PSE) - Ambulance services

E-1222/02 by Glyn Ford (PSE) - The removal of mercury amalgam fillings

P-0071/02 by Joachim Wuermeling (PPE-DE) - Ban on catgut in the Federal Republic of Germany

2001

E-3057/01 by Maria Sornosa Martinez (PSE) - Controls on the manufacture and importation of medical equipment

E-1942/01 by John Purvis (PPE-DE) - Future regulation of human tissue products

E-1826/01 by Kyosti Virrankoski (ELDR) - Plastics used in dentistry

E-0917/01 by Anneli Hulthen (PSE) - Dental amalgam and Public Health

E-0002/01 by Rolf Linkohr (PSE) - Recycling of medical products

2000

E-3456/00 by Cecilia Malmstrom (ELDR) - Regulation on tooth amalgam

E-2745/99 by Ionnis Marinos (PPE-DE) - Possible breach of Community law

P-2502/00 by Karin Riis-Jorgensen (ELDR) - Classification of medical equipment

P-1622/00 by Karin Riis-Jorgensen (ELDR) - Error in authorising medical devices

E-1594/00 by Pere Esteve (ELDR) - Use of mercury in medical appliances

E-1462/00 by Jillian Evans (Verts/ALE) - Effects on health of calcium sulphate

E-0521/00 by Concepció Ferrer (PPE-DE) - Rules on the manufacture of lint to be used for medicinal purposes

E-0074/00 by Marie-Noelle Lienemann (PSE) - Risks linked to BSE

1999

E-1454/99 by Ingo Friedrich (PPE-DE) - Disposal containers for dangerous disposable waste

E-0788/99 by Graham Mather (PPE) - Commission criticism of the Medicines Control Agency (UK)

1998

P-1821/98 by Doeke Eisma (ELDR) - Ban on use of of silicone implants

1997

P-1793/97 by Heidi Hautala (V) - Health risks of silicone implants