Saturday, February 19, 2011

Most recalled medical devices had been approved by FDA's "fast track"

For years, and to no surprise to anyone paying attention, the FDA has been criticized as being extremely inefficient and unreliable. Go here and here for information on a reports by the Government Accounting Office on this. Now, according to new research published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 70% of all medical devices recalled since 2005 were approved by the FDA through a controversial “fast-track” process, which only requires the manufacturer to provide minimal data on safety and effectiveness. For more information go to, the Boston Personal Injury Blog and The New York Times.

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