Consumers Union Says The Oversight of Medical Devices Should be Strengthened

Posted on November 21, 2011

According to various news reports, one of the arm of Consumer Reports, Consumers Union is looking into urging the Congress to make the law governing all approval of medical devices more forceful.

The Food and Drug Administration’s role to review most of the approval of medical apparatus was an important theme discussed this week by the Senate Committee. A letter from the Consumers Union stated that the Congress should make federal regulation sterner when it comes to all medical devices although some Senate members do not agree with the agency’s point of view.

The letter claims that all devices should be subject to a rigorous review by the FDA, especially when it comes to life-sustaining medical devices. Tracking system should be developed, according to the Consumers Union, so that doctors and patients can be dutifully notified when issues related to safety surface. The ‘Safe Patient Project’ urges the government to understand that patients may be at great risk when the oversight of all medical devices fails.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, I hope that the Senate and the Consumers Union can come to a conclusion regarding this issue so no more patients will be put under unnecessary risks.

Personal injury lawyers are unfortunately very familiar with cases related to medical negligence, if something similar happens to you or a loved one, do not hesitate to call right away.

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