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Deadly infections from medical devices could be ended by using Manuka honey

10/10/2016 - Manuka honey is a unique and highly beneficial type of honey produced in Australia and New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, also known as tea tree. Recently touted as a superfood, Manuka honey has been used by indigenous cultures for thousands of years to treat wounds and fight infections. While...

Computer viruses 'rampant' on hospital medical devices, say government officials

10/21/2012 - All the technological advancements taking place within the medical system today are supposed to make it easier and more efficient for doctors, nurses, and hospital staff to monitor and assist patients. But according to a number of medical device experts that spoke at a recent meeting of the National...

FDA Deputy Commissioner tough on medical devices resigns

1/14/2011 - After serving less than two years as the Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Joshua Sharfstein recently announced that he is resigning from his position at the agency to become head of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. During his time at the FDA, Sharfstein...

Surgeons receive millions from Big Pharma to promote medical devices in journals

12/6/2010 - Medical professionals commonly write articles for popular medical journals that endorse specific drugs or medical devices. But a new study has found that most fail to disclose the fact that they are receiving direct compensation from Big Pharma for such endorsements, which is often to the tune of millions...

FDA approval of medical devices based on complete science fraud

3/2/2010 - The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Journal of Therapeutics (AJT) have both published papers criticizing the way in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves medical devices. Citing a lack of legitimate safety and effectiveness studies, the papers allege...

The Supreme Court Betrays the Public on Medtronic Preemption Case (transcript)

11/6/2008 - This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger reporting for www.NaturalNews.com . This article is a transcript of the audio from Health Ranger Report #11, available here: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html Today, I'm bringing you some rather disturbing news about the Supreme Court's decision...

Supreme Court Shields Medical Device Manufacturers from Consumer Lawsuits

2/24/2008 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that medical device manufacturers cannot be sued for injuries caused by their products if those products were pre-approved for use by the FDA. The court ruled that Charles Riegel, who was injured in 1996 when a balloon catheter made by Medtronic Inc. burst while being...

Smart Medical Devices Let Doctors Monitor Health of Patients Remotely

12/23/2007 - IBM and the University of Florida have announced the development of a new technology that will allow doctors to gather patients' health information from medical devices used in the home. The technology consists of a sensor, produced by University of Florida spinoff Pervasa, Inc., and software developed...

Top Hospital Suppliers Announce Safer Non-PVC Medical Devices at CleanMed (press release)

8/2/2006 - Today at CleanMed 2006, Hospira, a top manufacturer of hospital products, became the first leading supplier to launch a full-service PVC-free, phthalate-free IV container, signaling an important shift in the medical device market toward safer alternatives. Hospira’s new IV container is PVC/DEHP free...

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