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, May 31, 2013

Dirty Secret of (some) Orthopedic Surgeons via Reader's Digest

"Some orthopedic surgeons make millions in soft consulting agreements with device manufacturers."

"Sometimes the same doctors have performed a record number of implants for that company.”—Marty Makary, MD

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