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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Jun 20th, 2012 | By
Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels – this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee within the FDA. The
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FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

Mar 30th, 2012 | By
FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting patients in light of the high complication
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Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting mad about the artificial hip
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.