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FDA finds medical device recalls nearly doubled in 10 years

In Medical Devices on March 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

The Wall Street Journal says a report to be released today will spotlight the increasing number of problems.

The Wall Street Journal: Medical Device Recalls Nearly Doubled In A Decade
Recalls of defective medical devices nearly doubled in the decade from 2003 through 2012, according to a Food and Drug Administration report due Friday. The total number of recalls rose to 1,190 in 2012, up from 604 in 2003. There was a sharp increase in recalls where the defective product carried a reasonable probability of death. In 2012, there were 57 of these so-called Class I recalls, up from seven in 2003 (Burton, 3/21).

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304756104579452062734883356

 

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