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FDA Issues Statement About Unsafe Medical Device Materials

FDA Issues Statement About Unsafe Medical Device Materials

The FDA announced that in the future it would be looking more closely at a range of medical devices and products — along with the materials they’re made from — that have caused the most trouble for consumers in recent years. The agency singled out breast implants, metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, and the components of birth control implant system Essure. Most strikingly, the announcement targeted not just the final products manufactured by medical device companies, but the materials they used to make the products.

Massive Medical Implant Industry Tech Not Tested by FDA

Massive Medical Implant Industry Tech Not Tested by FDA

The FDA is the government agency responsible for making sure that the food and drugs sold to us and that ultimately go into our bodies are safe. They conduct their own independent testing on thousands of new food and drug products everywhere. What the FDA does not test, however, is the tech that goes into our bodies. Specifically, the FDA does not test the medical device implant technology that is becoming more and more a part of our lives — and our bodies.

Is Your Hip Replacement Poisoning You?

Is Your Hip Replacement Poisoning You?

Numerous lawsuit continued to be filed on behalf of patients who have suffered appalling injuries and medical conditions as a result of defective metal-on-metal hip implants. One of the most disturbing conditions that can arise from a faulty hip implant system is heavy metal poisoning.