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FDA Received 6,000 Reports About Essure in 2018

3 months ago in Patient Focus

Isn't the FDA in place to protect patients? How did this go on for so long?

The FDA called the post-market surveillance study of the controversial birth control device “adequate.” Only 307 women have been enrolled in the Essure arm of the study.

The agency said it received about 6,000 medical device reports in 2018 related to the Essure birth control implant previously sold by Bayer. This is in addition to the nearly 12,000 reports the agency received in 2017 related to Essure. FDA said the n…

Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Maude Database Reports

5 months ago in Patient Focus

No they wouldn't because a lawyer would never take a case from a company that makes a scalpel. That's why Intuitive is a target and dare I say victim in many of these cases. Surgery is a risk regardless of the device(s) used during each case.

Black boxes installed in operating rooms

6 months ago in Patient Focus

I wouldn’t know. I have two different copies of my operative report detailing two different procedures. The DaVinci surge took longer than was anticipated (which is crazy bc robotic surgeries have a known issue of taking a lot longer to start with) and the hospital won’t give me the incident reports that the surgical techs submitted to Risk Management. The DaVinci logs are not available unless subpoenaed.

It can’t go both ways. If transparency isn’t a priority in innovation that is putti…

Davinci- what a scam

7 months ago in Patient Focus

“The site's system logs were reviewed with a procedure date of (b)(6) 2018, error 23075 was identified pointing to the right gimbal, indicating that it possibly moved without the surgeon's hands on the grip” idiot

Btw, what is up with the known issue of the wires breaking at the weld? What is your welding process in manufacturing and at which plant?

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for FARXIGA in Heart Failure

13 hours ago

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Intact Vascular to Announce One-Year Data from TOBA III Clinical Trial

13 hours ago

​Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that the one-year data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) III clinical trial will be presented during the High Impact Clinical Research session of the 31st

National Lipid Association’s New Position Statement on Use of Icosapent Ethyl in High and Very-High-Risk Patients Recognizes Importance of Addressing Residual Cardiovascular Risk in Patients on Statins

14 hours ago

​Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on improving cardiovascular health, today announced that the National Lipid Association (NLA) has issued a position statement recognizing the cardiovascular risk-lowering effects of icosapent ethyl based on the landmark REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study.

Intuitive knew for years that tier robot was defective and did nothing to prevent injuries.

2 years ago in Patient Focus

No proof you say? Go read 2017-03-13 066 Redacted Pl MPSJ Memorandum from Pohly vs. Intuitive and get back too us.

A lot people know about these internal documents from Intuitive and they do prove the company knew. These documents have and will be continued to be used in injury court cases. They prove the Intuitive knew for years about their defective tools and told no one and didn't take them off the market even after injury and deaths started being reported. Since then 277 deaths ha…

Celgene Announces Phase 3 QUAZAR AML-001 Study of CC-486 as Maintenance Therapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Met Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints

3 days ago

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced top-line results from the international phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, QUAZAR AML-001. The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of investigational therapy CC-486 as maintenance therapy in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

3 years ago in Patient Focus

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
191 N. FIRST STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95113-1090
TO: FILE COPY
RE: Saraniti v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-251195
RE: Wray, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-252128
RE: Hershey, et al. v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-254274
RE: Small v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
CASE NUMBER: 2013-1-CV-255587
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
The above entitled case has been set for a Special Settlement Conferenc…

JNJ Hurts Women

3 years ago in Patient Focus

You can't be serious...

Something meant for babies should be safe for adults, and many adults use baby powder.


HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner

5 days ago

​HeartFlow, Inc. today announced that it has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the HeartFlow Planner, a non-invasive, real-time virtual modeling tool for coronary artery disease (CAD) intervention.

Apple announces three groundbreaking health studies

5 days ago

Apple today announced three unprecedented medical studies, in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, that will reach more participants than has ever been possible. The studies will be available on the new Research app,1 which democratizes how medical research is conducted by bringing together academic medical institutions

Essure Victims Thread

4 years ago in Patient Focus

Persistence pays off and rewards you when you least expect it!!

da Vinci what a scam

4 years ago in Patient Focus

The DWASholes have 4 da Vinci scam threads on the site and they add up to over one thousand replies. Please go away.

Intuitive Surgical - Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

4 years ago in Patient Focus

Educated and read what is on the FDA's main page on any MDR report:

"Although MDRs are a valuable source of information, this passive surveillance system has limitations, including the potential submission of incomplete, inaccurate, untimely, unverified, or biased data. In addition, the incidence or prevalence of an event cannot be determined from this reporting system alone due to potential under-reporting of events and lack of information about frequency of device use. Because of this, MDRs…

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