Navigation Links
Consumers Union Urges Congress to Strengthen Medical Device Oversight
Date:11/15/2011

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union urged Congress today to strengthen the law that governs the approval of medical devices to ensure patients aren't endangered by devices that haven't been thoroughly reviewed for safety. 

The consumer group called on Congress to ensure that all implantable and life-sustaining medical devices are subject to more rigorous review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and to establish a better system for tracking devices after approval so patients and doctors can be notified when safety problems arise.  The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on medical devices today at 2:30 p.m.

"Lax medical device approval standards are putting patient lives at risk," said Lisa McGiffert, manager of Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project (www.SafePatientProject.org).  "The current system has allowed FDA to fast track approval of more than 90 percent of new medical devices based on whether they are similar to other devices already on the market and without clinical trails that show the devices are safe and effective.  It's time to strengthen the federal law on medical devices, not scale back oversight at the expense of patient safety."

Consumers Union's full letter to Congress follows:

November 15, 2011

Dear Member of Congress,

Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project is writing to urge you to use the opportunity provided by the upcoming reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA) to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical devices. We believe the essential goal of not harming patients can be achieved without harming true innovation.

You have been hearing that the medical device industry faces onerous regulation by FDA.  But in many respects, the device industry is far less regulated than the drug industry
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumers Union
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Chester County Dairy
2. Dog Law Officers Crackdown on Unsatisfactory Kennels Protecting Animals, Consumers
3. Survey Finds At-Risk Consumers Interested in OTC Statin
4. Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Lebanon County Dairy
5. FDA Warns Consumers about Counterfeit Alli
6. New Study Links dLife to Increased Rx Drug Usage Among Diabetes Consumers
7. FDA Warning: Consumers Advised Not to Use Arrow Brand Medicated Oil & - Embrocation or Aceite Medicinal La Flecha
8. HealthWarehouse.com Now Offers Over 1,000 Medications Under $25 Bringing Increased Affordability to Consumers
9. FDA to Communicate Safety Monitoring Activities to Consumers and Health Care Professionals
10. Consumers at Risk: One in Six Wood Pallets in Los Angeles Discovered With Potentially Deadly Pathogens
11. Enactment of New FSA Restriction Will Pose Problems for Consumers, Retailers and Benefit Providers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the status of the KB001-A development program, including an ... KB001-A Collaboration Update KaloBios ... Pasteur to regain all rights to KaloBios, KB001-A program. ... into in 2010 has been terminated. Under that collaboration ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... RESTON, Va. , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... management services, announced the Company has been awarded ... Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) and its Deployable Medical ... to enable medical personnel to provide world-class healthcare ... any operating environment across the globe. The five ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq:   ... fourth quarter and full year of fiscal ... discuss those results on Tuesday, August 12, ... Michael Carruthers , Chief Financial Officer ... 12, 2014Time:9:00 a.m. Eastern TimeToll-Free:(800) 708-4540Toll:(847) 619-6397Pass ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 2KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 3KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 4KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 5KaloBios Provides Update on KB001-A Partnership and Clinical Status 6Serco Awarded $22.7 Million Contract to Support Deployable Medical Systems 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... Oconto Falls, WI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... their third development project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory ... the growing population of those suffering from memory loss ... W.M. Enterprises, Inc., has approved the development of Oconto ... memory care. Cara Peterson, GM of The Cottages Investment ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Tucson-based company Outski ... benefits package, or health and wellness program, called 401(play)™. ... providing an effective way for employees to use their ... the program, employees specify the amount of each paycheck ... An employer benefits from offering a 401(play)™ plan to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... latest blog post at http://www.perwickstrom.com , entrepreneur, author, speaker ... ways to light the “fire” in employees. , “Employers are ... some it’s a losing battle,” commented Per Wickstrom . ... employees get to the next level; which not only helps ... Per Wickstrom, 6 ways to light the “fire” in employees ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Launched in 2012 by ... surpassed 20,000 hangovers earlier this year at its Vegas ... expansion and the publication of research data related to ... practice. , The only licensed medical practice dedicated to ... launched in 2012 and treated thousands of patients within ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The Marietta cosmetic ... teeth whitening for high school and college students ... The teeth whitening is a safe, professional strength system, ... better confidence for students at these important stages in life. ... but have never had their teeth whitened. "After braces, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Cottages Investment Group Announces Third Development Project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, Oconto Falls 2Health News:The Cottages Investment Group Announces Third Development Project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, Oconto Falls 3Health News:The Cottages Investment Group Announces Third Development Project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, Oconto Falls 4Health News:Outski launches 401(play)™ Plan to Employers as Part of an Employee Benefit / Health and Wellness Program 2Health News:Per Wickstrom’s Latest Blog Post Lists 6 Ways to Light the “Fire” in Employees 2Health News:Hangover Heaven Surpasses 20,000 Hangovers 2Health News:Hangover Heaven Surpasses 20,000 Hangovers 3Health News:Back to School Teeth Whitening Extravaganza For High School Students and Collegiates During August 2014 2Health News:Back to School Teeth Whitening Extravaganza For High School Students and Collegiates During August 2014 3
... of patent pending technologies, WELLINGTON, Fla., March ... QGP.WSB) (http://www.QuantumMD.com ) announced today that,the Board ... President and,Chief Executive Officer; have reached an agreement ... things, extend his term of employment,with the Company. ...
... to herbicides and insecticides , , FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay ... to pesticides in a new study comparing people with ... The study, published online in the open-access journal ... use of herbicides and insecticides, such as organochlorides and ...
... continuing economic,woes, applying quality initiatives to customer service ... great service to help establish a,premium for product ... new product development. "There is a greater need ... "Using Quality to Improve the Customer Experience," the ...
... A new survey shows that more than,two-thirds of consumers ... recent approval of the Food and Drug Administration., ... percent of,respondents said they were unsure about the safety ... Many respondents referred to,Dolly, the first cloned sheep, and ...
... YORK, March 27 Ten years ago, ... dysfunction launched a revolution in the way ... this report from Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ... can access video, audio, text, graphics and,photos ...
... testing likely contributed to increase , , THURSDAY, March ... United States have increased 123 percent in a decade, ... middle-aged patients, according to new findings. , The increases ... for which data are available. Death rates peaked in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Quantum Group Extends CEO's Employment Agreement 2Health News:The Quantum Group Extends CEO's Employment Agreement 3Health News:Family Study Associates Pesticide Use With Parkinson's Risk 2Health News:Superior Customer Service Imperative During Economic Downturn 2Health News:Sharp Rise in U.S. Hepatitis C-Related Deaths 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: