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“Do No Harm” Applies to Medical Software, Says IOM, Medscape, November 11, 2011

Nov 12th, 2011 | By
“Do No Harm” Applies to Medical Software, Says IOM, Medscape, November 11, 2011

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) shook the public and the medical establishment in 1999, with its landmark study “To Err Is Human” (summary here) that revealed 98,000 preventable hospital medical errors occur every year in the U.S.  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.