Posts Tagged ‘ British Medical Journal ’

The Scandal of Defective Medical Device Approval in UK

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
Deborah Cohen, BMJ investigator

October 28, 2012 ~ Working with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph in the UK, the British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Deborah Cohen has exposed, “a fragmented, poorly regulated, market driven system, with financial incentives to prioritize manufacturers’ interests over those of patients, and with no requirement for clinical evaluation of a device’s safety or effectiveness,”
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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Jun 20th, 2012 | By
Total Hip Replacement, FDA

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
Metal Hip, Courtesy:  WikiCommons

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
Howard before and after 300

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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