The Safe Patient Project is a Consumers Union campaign focused on eliminating medical harm, improving FDA oversight of prescription drugs and promoting disclosure laws that give information to consumers about health care safety and quality.
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Implantable medical devices should be safety tested before approved to be used on patients!
We shouldn’t be used as involuntary test subjects when it comes to something as serious as a medical implant like hip and knee replacements, internal defibrillators and surgical mesh. According to a national Consumer Reports poll, 91 percent of consumers want medical implants safety tested. And 95 percent say implants should be tracked, so if they go bad or get recalled, Americans who have them can be quickly notified. Bills just released in Congress to revamp our medical device safety laws do neither.