Navigation Links
Consumers Union to Testify for Stronger Medical Device Safety Oversight at House Hearing Today
Date:2/15/2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Swirsky, senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union, will urge Congress today to strengthen medical device safety oversight in testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee.  The subcommittee will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act beginning at 10:15 AM in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

Recent safety problems with metal hip implants and surgical mesh have underscored how lax federal oversight of medical devices fails to protect patients.  Consumers Union has called on Congress to require more rigorous testing before medical implants are allowed on the market and to establish a better system for monitoring devices after approval, including a national system for notifying doctors and patients when safety problems come to light.

"Congress has the opportunity to fix a flawed system that allows too many unsafe medical devices to enter the market," said Lisa Swirsky, senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union, the nonprofit advocacy arm of Consumer Reports.    "But so far, the debate in Washington has been all about how to make it easier for industry to rush new devices to the market without addressing the need to protect patients from potential safety hazards.  Americans are counting on lawmakers to strengthen the law to ensure timely access to new medical devices without sacrificing patient safety."

In her testimony before the subc
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Medco, Castlight Health Integrate Web Tools For Drug And Medical Costs To Empower Consumers and Improve Care
2. AIM Honored for Innovative Program That Helps Consumers Make Better Choices About Their Care
3. PCMA: Governor Cuomos Call to Amend Anti-Mail-Service Pharmacy Law Protects Employers and Consumers
4. Consumers Union Urges Congress to Strengthen Medical Device Oversight
5. FTC Study Finds that in FY 2011, Pharmaceutical Industry Continued to Make Numerous Business Deals that Delay Consumers Access to Lower-Cost Generic Drugs
6. Savvy Medicare Consumers Can Save Hundreds During Medicare Open Enrollment
7. FDA Participates in Global Efforts to Protect Consumers and Patients from Unsafe Drugs on the Internet
8. Healthy Advice® Networks Partners With MediaForce PR to Deliver Public Service Announcements to Educate Consumers About Appropriate Use of Prescription Medications
9. Unrestricted Access to Advanced Imaging a Top Priority for Consumers
10. Win for Consumers and Payers: Maine Repeals Costly PBM Fiduciary-Disclosure Law
11. CVS/pharmacy Encourages Consumers to Consult With Pharmacists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... /PRNewswire/  -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... in the patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine ... released unaudited preliminary financial results for the first ... Year 2015 Ended September 30, 2014 Financial Highlights: ... $14.7 million in 1Q14 with gross margins improved ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued ... against BMC Medical. In a notice issued on December 23, ... ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. BMC ... win". "We are very excited with the ITC,s decision in ... we have taken since the very beginning on the key ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing ... diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial ... a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of its ... 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4
... 28, 2011 Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Imaging Station , a revolutionary platform that eliminates the ... all scientists, regardless of their technical expertise.  A high-quality ... and printed directly from the platform,s printer or downloaded ...
... 28, 2011  Femina Pharma Incorporated announces the issuance of ... of Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices) by the ... Commission ("ITC") denying the Merck Respondents, Motion for Summary ... The issuance of Order 24 follows the prior issuance ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 2Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 3Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 4Femina Pharma Announces ALJ's Denial of Merck's Motion for Summary Determination on Domestic Industry in ITC Patent Dispute Concerning NuvaRing® 2
(Date:12/25/2014)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... the release of ProFire 5k. A fully customizable business ... X . , “Adding the ProFire 5k business tool, ... style” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... the look and style to add professionalism to a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Each year trauma accounts ... million hospital admissions across the nation (according to ... CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey ... conducted in 2010. They estimated that there were between ... in a primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... AlignLife of Wauwatosa loves helping those ... During the holiday season, AlignLife looks forward to their annual ... Dr. Sara Mahalko-Leonhardt, owner of AlignLife. "It brings our patients ... we are able to give kids toys for Christmas who ... the generosity of our patients." , The 70 toys were ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... finds applications in a large number of fields of ... and research for metabolic and genetic disorders. It is ... techniques for the discovery and development of cancer biomarkers. ... growing worldwide. In 2012, there were 14.1 million new ... people living with cancer (within five years of diagnosis) ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a famous dress manufacturer and ... under $150 . All these items are brand new; they ... already been updated with the new range of high quality ... far. All iFitDress.com’s designs are made according to the latest ... materials. Every outfit from the company is handpicked by skilled ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4Health News:AlignLife of Wauwatosa Brings Joy to Less Fortunate Families 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Many Prom Dresses under 150 from Well-known Dress Manufacturer iFitDress.com 2
... Chairman, Tony Strange Appointed to CEO position and Will Join ... , MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today ... plan. Effective January 1, 2009, Tony Strange will become ...
... by contact with blood, respiratory secretion , , TUESDAY, Nov. ... of a tick-borne disease called granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), which ... described in a study by researchers at China,s National ... the first known report of human-to-human transmission of HGA. ...
... of Michigan is,asking Attorney General Mike Cox to stand ... that are,included in a compromise on health insurance reform ... conference committee of the Michigan House and,Senate. , ... has a vested interest in ensuring that all,Michigan consumers ...
... allergic reactions, other problems have surfaced with these products, ... American women who turn to cosmetic treatments called dermal ... to the health risks these products pose, an advisory ... Tuesday. , The panel of independent experts urged the ...
... SEATTLE, Nov. 18 Just in time ... new Web site http://www.ShopForCancerCures.org to,benefit ... Center,( http://www.fhcrc.org ) and 10 other world-class ... ( http://www.cancerresearchalliance.org ). A portion of,each purchase ...
... ability to live and function when enrolled in tailored interventions ... get elderly cancer survivors to eat better and exercise more ... a new study says. , The Texas study found ... ability, lost weight and body mass when enrolled in a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gentiva Health Services Confirms Management Succession 2Health News:Gentiva Health Services Confirms Management Succession 3Health News:Gentiva Health Services Confirms Management Succession 4Health News:China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Calls for Attorney General to Support Stronger Regulation of Commercial Insurers; Protections for Consumers; and Financially Stable Insurance Market 2Health News:Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel 2Health News:Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel 3Health News:Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Benefits From Shopping Site 2Health News:Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Benefits From Shopping Site 3Health News:Home-Based Programs Benefit Older Cancer Survivors 2
The rubber, whistle tip catheter with thumb valve has two side eyes to help minimize trauma....
Soft and flexible whistle tip catheter with 2 eye configuration. "Chimney" connector with standard tapered fit and thumb control. Available in sizes 6 18 French. Packaged straight....
... Patient Trauma and Increase Staff Protection With Medline's ... Fr, 14 Fr, 16 Fr and 18 Fr), ... products in the U.S. We manufacture most of ... meets or exceeds our customers' expectations. We manufacture, ...
... Catheters are available in ... atraumatic DeLee tip with staggered ... tip. Two types of catheter ... deliver easy fingertip control with ...
Medicine Products: