Faulty Products Put Patients at Risk
Some Popular Medical Devices Escape FDA Scrutiny
Arthroplasty, the reconstruction or replacement of a joint, as shown here in this hip x-ray, is big business for aging baby boomers.
Countless patients around the world depend on advanced medical devices to improve their quality of life. As the $110 billion medical device industry cranks out thousands of products every year, eye-opening reports continue to surface detailing faulty devices, repeat surgeries and massive recalls.
The FDA argues patients need access to life-saving devices quickly. However, a speedy approval process means some risky devices are cleared without clinical testing, and once on the market receive limited oversight. You should know the risks and realities of medical devices before one is put in your body. Click here to learn more and read this month’s newsletter. We also invite you to leave your comments and feedback below or on social media.