10 worst medical device recalls

“Before you get anything implanted in your body, read this book.”  …Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated.

Did you know?

– Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.

– An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices — like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac stents, etc.

– The overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices have never undergone a single clinical trial.

The world’s biggest medical device recalls

Nine out of ten biggest recalls fall into the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Class I device recall category, which represents serious health hazards and even death due to device defects.  One of the world’s biggest medical devices company, Abbott Laboratories appears twice in the list of the 10 biggest medical device recalls worldwide, based on the number of units recalled.

The biggest medical device recalls worldwide:  Ranking the Top 10

Bayer’s “Essure” blamed for 73 deaths