Category Archives: medical devices

Warning Signs No. 2: Metal-on-Metal Hips,
Lung Cancer Death Rates, Ecigarette and Food Safety

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Tweet It’s a new year and here’s another segment on warning signs. I am glad to see that this month, the hazards of metal-on-metal hips, covered in the first warning signs issue, are being examined. 40% Failure Rate of Johnson … Continue reading

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Is the Bar High Enough for Screening
Breast Ultrasounds for Dense Breasts?

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Tweet In a unanimous decision yesterday, FDA approved the first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue “for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms … Continue reading

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Metal-on-Metal Hips: A Tale of Harm, Weak
Medical Device-Approval, and Lax Postmarket Scrutiny

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Tweet Nearly 1 million metal-on- metal hips have been implanted in patients in the United States, making the US the world’s largest consumer of the implants. According to a BMJ/BBC Newsnight Investigation released today, the “risks associated with these devices … Continue reading

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