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Medical Device Safety Act

FDA Moves Toward Tighter Medical Device Oversight

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Makers of X-ray machines, drug pumps and other medical devices would have to submit more safety information to win federal approval...

Defective Medical Devices Are Costing Taxpayers Billions Because of Supreme Court Ruling

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

In 2008, the Court held that FDA-approved medical devices have complete immunity from product liability cases.

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

Studies Show Need for Medical Device Accountability

Anthony Tarricone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Tarricone

Avery deGroh of McHenry, Illinois, was just three when the Medtronic lead to her implanted heart defibrillator fractured, sending nine shocks to her h...

FDA Approval Of Medical Devices Not Enough

Les Weisbrod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Les Weisbrod

The Medical Device Safety Act would restore patients' right to hold the manufacturer responsible when their products are defective.

Setting Time Bombs in Our Chests: Our Unreliable FDA

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Lacking sufficient resources to monitor thousands of medical devices on their own, the FDA relies on the medical device industry itself to disclose potential problems in the devices it regulates.

Big Pharma's Loss is America's Gain: Obama's Outstanding First Choice for the Federal Bench

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Judge Hamilton's nomination is a marked change from the judges chosen in the Bush era and it is exactly the change which Americans voted for last November.