Europe – Dutch MEB Hikes Some Medical Device Fees to Cover Rising Costs

The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) is hiking up the fees for some medical device services. MEB will now charge €9,000 ($10,000) for consultations on certain medical devices, up from €4.050 under the old fee schedule.

MEB took the action after concluding current fees for device consultations are too low. Consultations have been taking longer than expected, rendering the old fee too small to cover MEB’s costs.

Other regulatory services were subject to smaller increases. MEB is increasing the fee for procedures by 5%, moving the rate for a new device application up from €13,500 to €14,180. The regulator is also increasing annual fees by 6.5%…