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Famous Mass Torts of the Past, the Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

Aug 15th, 2013 | By
Famous Mass Torts of the Past, the Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

A reader of MDND asks if there has ever been a Mass Tort litigation of the sort we are seeing with transvaginal mesh? She is referring to the 28,000 cases filed in the federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, as well as the thousands of cases filed in state courts around the country. The Vioxx
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FDA: Recalled Medical Devices for 2011

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

The FDA announced its Recalled Medical Devices for 2011 December 6th, Tuesday. The Recall Classifications are divided into three classes according to the potential level of hazard. Share this:



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.