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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Friday, February 17, 2012

Public Citizen: US Implanted Medical Devices: Substantially Unsafe

LINK HERE -Public Citizen report on implanted medical devices

This is a very thorough report that reveals the medical and legal purgatory that patients experience as a result of medical device industry lobbying.  Congress must address this legislatively flawed process. Assure the American public that implanted medical devices are safe and effective.

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