A Consumer Stakeholder Coalition responds to the FDA (link here)
Please thank the following:
Annie Appleseed Project
Breast Cancer Action
Center for Medical Consumers
Government Accountability Project
National Physicians Alliance
National Research Center for Women and Families
National Women's Health Network
Our Bodies, Ourselves
The TMJ Association, Ltd.
Truth in Medicine, Inc.
Union of Concerned Scientists
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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