LINK HERE: Failed medical devices like financial fraud and toxic dumping.
President Obama likened failed medical devices to financial fraud and toxic dumping in his State of the Union Address.
Consumers Union and National Research Center for Women and Families agree.
This week (President' Day) is a recess for Congress. They are home in their districts. Please take the time to contact your two US Senators and your U.S. House Representative and inform them that you expect heightened scrutiny by FDA of medical devices that are placed in human bodies. They will respond to constituents!
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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