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Device and Diagnostic Projects

Medical devices include an array of aids and instruments used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a disease or condition. They range from the lowly tongue depressor to the programmable pacemaker. Although the FDA regulates medical devices, they are often approved quickly and inappropriately. As a result, dangerous and even deadly devices enter the market.

Public Citizen has fought to insure that medical devices are properly classified and therefore subjected to adequate regulation. We have also been involved with post-marketing studies, which are designed to insure that devices are safe when used by a larger population in a variety of settings.

The devices we have been involved with include defibrillators, transcranial magnetic stimulators and cardiac devices.

Acromed Bone Screw
AngelMed Guardian System
Baxter IV Infusion Pump
Bed Handles
BrainGate LTD’s Ischemic Stroke System (ISS500)
Breast Implants
Cadaveric Dura Matter
CardioMEMS Champion HF Monitoring System
Corcap Cardiac Support Device
Cyberonics Vagus Nerve Stimulator
DuraSeal Xact Sealant System for Spinal Use
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Genetic Testing
Laser Therapy
Medtronic Defibrillator
Menaflex Collagen Scaffold
neuroAD Therapy System
Powdered Surgeon’s and Patient Examination Gloves
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Shiley 3.0 PED Tracheostomy Tube
Spinal Cord Stimulators for Pain Relief
Sulzer Hip Implant
Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
SyntheMed REPEL-CV
Telectronics Pacemaker
Thoratec Heart Pump
TriGUARD 3 Cerebral Embolic Protection Device
Welch Allyn AEDs
Wingspan Stent System