Medical implants, prosthetics, and biotechnology have revolutionized medicine. With these tools, many patients have healthy mobility and function restored that would have been impossible decades before. However, the sale of medical devices is highly competitive, causing some manufacturers and developers to spend more time and money on advertising and sales than they do on research and development. In fact, data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicates that drug and medical device companies paid more than twice as much money to doctors and hospitals than was invested in research on the products being sold. This conflict of interest can cause many unsafe devices to be on the market, and patients are unknowingly acting as test subjects. The results can be catastrophic.
Class III medical devices that may pose a high risk to patients include (but are not limited to):
- Hernia Mesh
- Breast Implants
- Artificial Knee or Hip Joints
- Heart Stents
- Insulin Pumps
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Resources to Monitor Product Recalls and
Medical Device Safety.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission