While medical devices such as pacemakers or artificial joints help improve the quality of life of millions, they also come with a slew of health risks. An extensive, global investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals that poor regulation, lax safety rules and the failure to systematically monitor medical devices once on the market is harming patients around the world.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the approval process for medical implants is less stringent than for drugs, and
- What would need to change to increase the safety of medical implants.
About the Author
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a US-based nonprofit organization.