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Study Quantifies Cancer Risk of Morcellation

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Consumers Union Urges FTC to Consider Importance of Hip and Knee Replacement Warranties

As the FTC evaluates the proposed merger of manufacturers Zimmer and Biomet, the group sent a letter to regulators urging the preservation of existing warranties.

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The Device Makers’ Shortcut

The FDA has been criticized for approving medical devices through the 510K (fast track) approval requiring no clinical trials. But there’s another way-read on.

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On the road with the Safe Patient Project

Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.

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Clots Tied to Heart Pump Open Debate on Risks Patients Face in Trials

A report showing a heart pump, the HeartMate II, increases blood clots raises questions about whether clinical trials should go forward, possibly risking participants lives.

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UK Moves to Ban Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants in NHS Hospitals

The publicly funded National Health Service bans metal-on-metal hips.

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Johnson & Johnson Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Of Medical Device Industry Leaves Patients Vulnerable

Consumers Union Calls for Stricter Safety Testing & Warranties for Implants.

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Essure birth control: Thousands of women reporting severe medical reactions to Essure

41 Action News found more than 838 adverse reactions reported to the FDA from both patients and doctors.

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Boomers’ embrace of devices gives rise to new med-tech age

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the trend of younger patients getting implantable medical devices. From 2000 to 2010, the percentage of medical devices – hips, knees, pacemakers and defibrillators – going into middle-age and younger patients has grown dramatically. Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project Director Lisa McGiffert quoted.

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Weighing the cost of technology advances in medical devices

“it is not uncommon for a newly-named pacemaker or defibrillator to add several thousand dollars to the health care system over last year’s device yet they may add only minor advances over the prior year’s model.”

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