Recalled. Now What?

Haugh, Richard
December 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2006, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p12
Trade Publication
The article talks about the recall of medical devices from the U.S. market. In late 2001, Olympus America Inc. recalled a bronchoscope because of a biopsy port that could lead to contamination, while in June 2005, Guidant Corp. recalled 50,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators because possible short-circuiting could prevent them from firing when needed. While contacting patients is a crucial step, often doctors are faced with making a decision with incomplete information.


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