The explosive growth in the use of implantable medical devices has been accompanied by an alarming growth in the number of adverse events and recalls related to them, costing payors and patients billions of dollars a year for revision surgeries, some of them life-threatening.
The New York Times, 3.20.19, Thousands of Reports of Breast Implant Illness Spur FDA Review
Thousands of women complained of debilitating joint pain and fatigue. The FDA warned on Tuesday that two makers (of breast implants) failed to conduct adequate studies of the devices' effects on women's health.....The agency also issued a statement on Friday that applied to a broad array of medical devices, acknowledging that implanted devices may make some people sick."
A growing body of evidence suggests that a small number of patients may have biological responses to certain types of materials in implantable or insertable devices," the agency said. "Those effects can include inflammatory reactions and tissue changes causing pain and other symptoms that may interfere with their quality of life."
WHAT IF YOU COULD PREDICT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS TAKING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS BEFORE HARM IS DONE?
The first predictive formulary for implanted medical devices
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at the StartUp Health Moonshot Festival in January