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Monday, March 16, 2009

New York Times Backs Medical Device Safety Act

In a Sunday editorial, The New York Times urged passage of the Medical Device Safety Act.

Pointing out that since the Supreme Court ruled that patients can sue drug companies in state courts when they are harmed by F.D.A.-approved medicines, “Congress ought to give patients the same right to sue makers of medical devices.”

The editorial goes on to note that “state trials have played an invaluable role in backstopping an all-too-fallible FDA giving manufacturers an incentive to exercise extreme care in production and labeling.”

Find out more about the Medical Device Safety Act and what you can do to hold corporations accountable.

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