FDA Approving High Risk Medical Devices without Thorough Review of the Devices
The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Food and Drug Administration approved 228 medical devices without a full scale review from 2003-2007.
The report comes as the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is the subject of allegations that scientists were pressured to approve medical machinery against their professional judgment. Nine FDA scientists wrote the Obama transition team last week complaining that a "corrupted" review process is putting public health at risk.
Corporate pressure again is placing tens of thousands of Americans at risk.
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