Thursday, March 19, 2009

New England Journal of Medicine Urges Congress - Pass Medical Device Safety Act!

In an editorial published on the 18th of March 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine states that FDA Preemption places consumers in harms way. They further request that bills in the House of Representatives and Senate be passed to repeal Preemption.

"We urge Congress to swiftly pass this legislation and to allow lawsuits by injured patients, which have been an important part of the regulatory framework and very effective in keeping medical devices safe, to proceed in the courts."

The article is titled:

The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

Gregory D. Curfman, M.D., Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D.


  1. It is good to see the NEJM supporting these bills. It is unfortunate that a 1976 law passed to protect consumers morphed into one that now hurts them while it protects and enriches industry.

  2. That which morphs, can un-morph.


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