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Study of Medical Device Rules Is Attacked, Unseen, New York Times, July 27, 2011

Aug 14th, 2011 | By

Allies of the medical device industry criticized an Institute of Medicine report, to be released July 29, that says the approval process for a wide range of medical devices such as hip implants, hospital pumps, surgical mesh and external heart defibrillators is deeply flawed, is injuring patients and causing numerous injuries, reports the New York
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510(k) Reform: Minnesota Congressional Delegation Lines up in Opposition, Mass Device, August 3, 2011

Aug 11th, 2011 | By
510(k) Reform: Minnesota Congressional Delegation Lines up in Opposition, Mass Device, August 3, 2011

Sens Amy Kloubechar (D-Minn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn) reject calls by the Institute of Medicine to kill the 510(k) program that allows medical devices on the market without premarket approval. In a joint statement the lawmakers rejected a July 2011 Institute of Medicine findings that the FDA should scrap the 510(k)
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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.