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News You Can Use: Printing a Body Part

Medical devices that were poorly designed or manufactured have made news in recent years. From defective hip implants to faulty transvaginal mesh implants, defective medical devices cause a world of hurt. As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responds to challenges of dangerous devices on the market, it is turning its attention to medical… Read More »

New Study Delays Clinical Trial of Heart Device

For critically ill patients, the chance to test a new medical device could be a lifesaver — or not. Recently, the start of a clinical trial to evaluate a device for use in heart patients was stalled when a study questioned whether it caused more harm than good. medical  For heart patients suffering a decline in… Read More »

When Medical Devices Kill or Injure

Ventlab Corporation, based in Mocksville, NC, issued a recall over the summer for a number of manual resuscitator devices. The devices are designed to help patients who cannot breathe on their own. According to the FDA, a number of the devices had a valve leak, which prevented the flow of oxygen, effectively making the devices… Read More »