Physicians want transparency as Guidant lawsuits grow

Eggertson, Laura
October 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/11/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 8, p855
Academic Journal
Reports on the call of Canadian physicians who implant cardiac defibrillators on Guidant Corporation and other manufacturers to notify doctors and patients as soon as device failures occur. Recall of several pacemaker models by Guidant; Rationale of Guidant for not notifying patients or physicians sooner about the device failures; Regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the reporting of failed medical devices.


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