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Consumers Union Urges FDA To Require Safety Testing of Metal on Metal Hips and Other High Risk Implants
Date:4/18/2013

ack, requiring more clinical information. Patients suffering from harm due to surgical mesh implants have reported debilitating side effects from punctured organs to autoimmune disorders. Many have undergone multiple surgeries to remove the mesh, which has broken apart and traveled to other parts of the body.

Please move quickly to bring metal on metal hips and all other high risk implants under the PMA process so clinical evidence will be required to show their effectiveness and safety. 

Sincerely,

Lisa McGiffert
Consumers Union Safe Patient Project
506 West 14th Street Suite A
Austin TX 78701
lmcgiffert@consumer.org


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