Flowonix vs Medtronic

How shady is Flowonix? Paying docs to implant. Let me guess, they are paying them for their time to participate in a registry or "study?"

And paying St. Jude reps to sell their shitty pumps? How do people get away with this stuff?

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I've had my flowonix pump for a bit now. Before it, I was in pain 24/7 & my pain never got below an 8, with oral pain meds & I was more than maxed out on them. I am EXTREMELY lucky because my pain Dr is PHENOMENAL & handles any & all issues immediately!! I had a Medtronics pump first but it got infected somehow & I was within a couple of hours of becoming septic & dying. I had to wait 16 months for a new pump, a went with a new brand and I couldn't be happier!! It's been doing great managing my pain & if I need an increase my dr will take care of it!! My Flowonix rep is also AMAZING so I'm sorry for everyone else that's had a bad experience but if you're ever in Florida near Orlando and you need a great Dr that truly cares about his patients, see Dr. Webster. He's been in other fields prior to pain management & he doesn't just push stuff on you, he is absolutely AMAZING and I am EXTREMELY lucky & so happy I found him!! I've been going there over 5 years and I'm not going anywhere else!! Flowonix is MUCH BETTER than Medtronics for the pumps. Good luck to everyone!! I know it sucks being in constant pain, but a good Dr makes an enormous difference!!!

So you think the device caused the infection and not the implanting physician or your compliance? Truth is both pumps are equally effective, reps vary from city to city, managing docs make a huge difference and good luck getting your MRI with Flowonix.

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I've had my flowonix pump for a bit now. Before it, I was in pain 24/7 & my pain never got below an 8, with oral pain meds & I was more than maxed out on them. I am EXTREMELY lucky because my pain Dr is PHENOMENAL & handles any & all issues immediately!! I had a Medtronics pump first but it got infected somehow & I was within a couple of hours of becoming septic & dying. I had to wait 16 months for a new pump, a went with a new brand and I couldn't be happier!! It's been doing great managing my pain & if I need an increase my dr will take care of it!! My Flowonix rep is also AMAZING so I'm sorry for everyone else that's had a bad experience but if you're ever in Florida near Orlando and you need a great Dr that truly cares about his patients, see Dr. Webster. He's been in other fields prior to pain management & he doesn't just push stuff on you, he is absolutely AMAZING and I am EXTREMELY lucky & so happy I found him!! I've been going there over 5 years and I'm not going anywhere else!! Flowonix is MUCH BETTER than Medtronics for the pumps. Good luck to everyone!! I know it sucks being in constant pain, but a good Dr makes an enormous difference!!!

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Flowonix was never recalled.

It didn't work either.

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There's no cost for them right now because they're recalled. I bet you can find some on eBay though. No joke.

How long before the FDA files another consent decree against Medtronic...?

Flowonix was never recalled.

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so far in the market still medtronic pump i.e. Synchromed II & flowonix pump is available despite of these safety issues.

As per medtronic they have updated the software issues in the programmer & safety labellings.

Do anyone has idea about the cost of these pumps( SYnchromed II and Flowonix pump) in USA?

The total Bill for a 15 minute install was $200,000 in Missouri still have the flowonix pump in me and still paying on it and it was recalled and doesn't even relieve the pain

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Scott Drees too

please tell us consumers of this pump I need something to tell me I'm not going crazy when this Dr installed this pump it's been nothing but a living ****. Haven't left my couch in the year it's been in me. No reps no help no nothing 30% to 40% relief

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Well, what do you consider "going strong?" If it means Prometra consistently overdosing patients then you would be correct.

Where are you going strong at? Not anywhere near me? I'm going to go insane trying to reach you and find a Dr it's not place to do this you should be doing this job your ONE Dr you paid to install these pumps is a nightmare arrogant pain Dr in it for the money not the patient safe being or helping me. You should stick to new jersey Florida Chicago Texas and ALL THE other #s you've given me to call and still waiting .

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I've had a flowonix pump for 1 year a total nightmare no help no reps no call backs and the pump has issues and a arrogant pain Dr pushing this pump and can't accept the fact it doesn't work 100% and called a pill seeker no other Dr in a 5 hr radius of me. Promised me a rep and plenty of Drs none are true. Please don't ever install a flowonix pump

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I've had a flowonix pump for 1 year a total nightmare no help no reps no call backs and the pump has issues and a arrogant pain Dr pushing this pump and can't accept the fact it doesn't work 100% and called a pill seeker no other Dr in a 5 hr radius of me. Promised me a rep and plenty of Drs none are true. Please don't ever install a flowonix pump

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I'm a consumer, and worked in pharmacy before injury. My Flowonix pump just failed less than 2 years after insertion. No clue why. I thought I was getting Medtronic, tried and true, to begin with. They swore up and down this was "just the same, but better." Then the FDA death happened. I have an SCI and TBI - I get MRIs constantly which is why Medtronic mattered. The male tech support goes on tirades about how worthless I am to the company, etc, because they've had to fly two nurses in for MRIs. He enjoys yelling at me about things THEY are responsible for (they've missed EIGHT other appointment attempts, and said they were unable to do anything in an emergent situation...so I went from walking 5 miles a day to back using a wheelchair), and my parents and doctors have heard this on numerous occasions. Can get NO help from higher ups either. While Flo does seem more precise, the company has been a nightmare to deal with. Everyone I know with various Medtronic devices are happy and the techs are everywhere. Since it's dead anyway, I'm switching.

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Still going strong.

Well, what do you consider "going strong?" If it means Prometra consistently overdosing patients then you would be correct.

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Is Flowonix still around or did the ex brain trust sink the company?

Still going strong.

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Why were these two in a lawsuit with Flowonix?

What lawsuit are you talking about?

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