Substantially Unsafe – Medical Devices Pose Great Threat to Patients; safeguards Must be Strengthened, Not Weakened

February 2012   Regulation of medical devices—a $350 billion industry that includes such products as heart and brain stents, artificial hips and implantable defibrillators—is at a crossroads. With a major reauthorization bill up for debate, members of Congress already have introduced 14 bills that aim to accelerate devices’ path to the market, often by weakening measures intended to ensure patient safety.  Read more

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