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FDA Issues Warning on Recalled Medtronic Device

WSJ By Joseph Walker - Nov. 16, 2013 2:27 p.m. ET  |   Regulators have determined that defects in some medical devices made by Medtronic Inc. have the potential to cause serious harm or death, according to statements issued by the company and the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Lucrative Industry Ties

NY Times,  May 13, 2013, By RONI CARYN RABIN    Dr. Alfred J. Tria is the chief of orthopedic surgery at St. Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed facility in New Brunswick, N.J., and to the medical technology company Smith & Nephew, … Continue reading

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Federal regulators: Beware doctors pushing medical devices

Wall Street Journal - March 26, 2013, 4:28 PM – By Russ Britt The Health and Human Services Inspector General’s office issued a fraud alert Tuesday, warning consumers and medical professionals about physician-owned groups that get kickbacks from medical device companies … Continue reading

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Panel Says Medtronic Edited Product Studies

The New York Times  |  By BARRY MEIER  Published: October 25, 2012  Officials of Medtronic, the medical device maker, edited studies by outside researchers about a controversial spine treatment sold by the company, inserting claims that their product was superior … Continue reading

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Over 123 Million Medical Device Units Recalled in Second Quarter of 2012, Reaching an Eight-Quarter High

Consumer Product Safety Incidents Jump 35 Percent INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — More than 123 million units in the medical device category – which includes products like knee replacements, syringes, gels used in ultrasound procedures, dental implants, and … Continue reading

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Warning Issued on Alternative Hip Replacement Procedure

NY TImes  By BARRY MEIER  Published: October 1, 2012  A major study released on Monday urged women to avoid an alternative hip replacement procedure known as “resurfacing” and also recommended against its use in smaller men.  The study reflected the … Continue reading

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Former FDA Reviewer Speaks Out About Intimidation, Retaliation and Marginalizing of Safety

TRUTH-OUT.ORG  Sunday, 29 July 2012 08:37 By Martha Rosenberg, Truthout  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often accused of serving industry at the expense of consumers. But even FDA defenders are shocked by reports this week of an institutionalized … Continue reading

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Real People, Real Medical Device Stories

Posted by Daniela Nuñez in Drugs & Medical Devices, Medical Device Safety | Consumers Union | SafePatientProject.org Hundreds of people have shared their medical device stories with us since the start of our medical device campaign, and we were alarmed … Continue reading

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Report: J&J To Stop Selling Controversial Vaginal Mesh Implants

Pharmalot reports that drug maker Johnson & Johnson will halt sales of several vaginal mesh implants that have been the subject of lawsuits in which women charge that the devices led to painful and debilitating long-term complications.  Read more

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Senate Passes FDA Safety And Innovation Act

Bill Makes Some Improvements to Medical Device Oversight But Important Patient Safety Protections Still Missing WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate approved the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act today. While the legislation includes some improvements over current law, … Continue reading

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