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The Scandal of Defective Medical Device Approval in UK

Deborah Cohen, BMJ investigator October 28, 2012 ~ Working with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph in the UK, the British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Deborah Cohen has exposed, "a fragmented, poorly regulated, market driven system, with financial incentives to prioritize manufacturers’ interests over those of patients, and with [...]

By |2012-10-29T00:12:52-05:00October 29th, 2012|Media Reports|2 Comments

Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels - this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory [...]

By |2012-06-20T00:12:08-05:00June 20th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting [...]

By |2012-03-30T19:48:45-05:00March 30th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting [...]

By |2012-03-05T23:18:35-05:00March 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|7 Comments