Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration has let medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions outside a widely scrutinized public database, which leave doctors and medical sleuths in the dark

Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Christina Jewett explains how she investigated a Food and Drug Administration database where medical device makers report malfunctions and patient injuries, skirting the public record. Because the cache of information is buried deep within the agency, it’s often hard for physicians, researchers and patient safety advocates to access the information.

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  1. I had surgery of an intersex condition about twenty years ago and the surgergical mesh did not last even two days before it ripped wide open for no reason at all. It was a real mess that delayed my cancer treatments for weeks until the wound healed up. The mesh is still in me and from time to time it pulls and hurts my abdomen.

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