Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Federal Government: FDA Approval Process Puts Patients at Risk

The General Accounting Office, part of the federal government, is criticizing the Food and Drug Administration over its streamlined procedure for approving medical devices such as hip implants and heart defibrillators following several high-profile device recalls.  The DePuy hip implant recall (manufactured by parent company Johnson & Johnson), in particular, has resulted in disabling injuries to many recipients of the devices.  Read more about this recall:


DePuy ASR Implants Associated with Cobaltism
Metallosis and DePuy ASR Hip Implants
List of Recalled Hip Implants

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