Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NEWS FLASH! Diane Rehm NPR will discuss failed hip implants

08/24/2011 Dallas NPR station (9a Central Time) 90.1 KERA

"Growing Concerns Over Hip Replacements"

In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, photo, doctors perform a full hip replacement on Linda Rankin, 60, of Selinsgrove, Pa., at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.  - (AP Photo/Matt Ford)

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