Expert: Consumers should be more informed on device risks

08/24/2005 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

When consumers can get more information about the risks of the cars they drive than they can about medical devices implanted in their bodies, something's wrong, said a Harvard Medical School expert in a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Responding to Guidant's June recall of 109,000 defibrillators, William Maisel said federal law should require more disclosure of risks of medical devices.

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