I met Robert's father -Mark Baird- at the 8/4/09 Senate Hearing. (follow link)
The FDA recalls Medtronic Pacemakers (link here)
The Supreme Court bestows entitlement (pre-emption from state court) on device manufacturers.
Medtronic patients are stymied legally. (link here)
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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