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Medical Implants That Have Never Been Tested For Safety

According to a press release recently issued by Consumer Reports, an investigation conducted by the consumer watch dog organization reveals that some very common medical devices have never been…

Bret Hanna

New Heart Procedure May Be Alternative to Open Heart Surgery

Heart valves are typically replaced through invasive open heart surgery procedures which, along with the benefits, pose significant risks. A new procedure, however, may offer an alternative for…

Bret Hanna

Doctor Falsifies Study In Favor of Medical Product Infuse – Chapter 2

Last week, I reported that ex-army doctor and paid consultant to medical product manufacturer Medtronic, Timothy Kuklo, falsified a study which overstated positive results with his use of the bone…

Bret Hanna

House Committee Considers Medical Device Bill

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health heard testimony on the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009. This legislation was drafted to overturn the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court…

Bret Hanna

Doctor Falsifies Study In Favor of Medical Product Infuse

A former doctor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been accused a falsifying a study which extols the virtues of Infuse, a bone graph product manufactured by Medtronic. At the time the study was…