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Posts Tagged ‘Defective Medical Devices’

Bard Sold Blood Clot Filters Despite Dangers

Bard Sold Blood Clot Filters Despite Dangers

What did medical device maker C.R. Bard do after it learned problems existed with its blood clot filter? The medical device in question was developed to replace a different filter implicated in the deaths of 27 people? Bard continued selling the filters — more than 160,000 of them in a five-year period.

Bard is a New Jersey-based corporation that manufacturers medical devices,...

New IVC Filter Clinical Trial to Study Potential Risks

New IVC Filter Clinical Trial to Study Potential Risks

January 21, 2016 – Patients are now being enrolled in a new study to assess the effectiveness and safety of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters — small medical devices implanted in the body to stop blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. The five-year-long study will involve 2,100 patients at 60 medical sites around the country. PRESERVE (Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of...

UDI Pilot Project Receives Additional FDA Funding

UDI Pilot Project Receives Additional FDA Funding

Five years ago, Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri began a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) pilot project — a program to track implanted medical devices. The project has financial backing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With a new grant from the FDA, Mercy Hospital reportedly is set to receive up to $5.2 million in the next three years. The additional funding will allow...

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