Health Facts Plus: Medical Device Safety

Health Facts Plus: Medical Device Safety

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National Cancer Institute Breast Implant Study (National Cancer Institute)

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Beyond Bloodletting: FDA Gives Leeches a Medical Makeover (Food and Drug Administration) Breast Implants - Potential Local Complications and Reoperations (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) Community Options for Safe Needle Disposal (Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste) - Links to PDF Consumer Information on Electronic Muscle Stimulators (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) FDA Breast Implant Consumer Handbook - 2004 (Food and Drug Administration) FDA Cautions against Ultrasound ''Keepsake'' Images (Food and Drug Administration) Home Healthcare Medical Devices: A Checklist (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) Home Healthcare Medical Devices: Infusion Therapy - Getting the Most Out of Your Pump (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) Whole Body Scanning Using Computed Tomography (CT) (Center for Devices and Radiological Health)

Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online (Food and Drug Administration) FDA and Product Recalls (Food and Drug Administration) FDA Offers Tips about Medical Devices and Hurricane Disasters (Food and Drug Administration) FDA Works to Reduce Preventable Medical Device Injuries (Food and Drug Administration) Importance of Public Comment to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Medical Device and Radiological Health Regulations Come of Age (Food and Drug Administration) MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Effect Reporting Program (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) Problems with Medical Devices (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) What Patients Should Know When There Is a Device Recall (Heart Rhythm Society) - Links to PDF

FDA Consumer (Food and Drug Administration)

National Cancer Institute Breast Implant Study (05/01/2006, National Cancer Institute)

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Center for Devices and Radiological Health Food and Drug Administration

User Fees and Medical Device Reviews (Food and Drug Administration)

Medical Devices Needed for Children (Food and Drug Administration) Meet "Yorick", the Bionic Skeleton (Food and Drug Administration)

FDA & You: News for Health Educators and Students (Food and Drug Administration)

Maturity Health Matters - FDA Health News for Older Adults, Their Families and Caregivers (Food and Drug Administration)

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Date last updated: 29 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 12 December 2006