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  • Lack of testing leads to medical device recalls Tuesday, February 15, 2011 � by jg

    New York Times: A new study found that “most medical devices that were the subject of high-risk recalls from 2005 to 2009 had been cleared through a regulatory pathway that requires little, if any, testing.”

  • Author of New York Times series on medical radiation to speak at medical seminar Thursday, July 15, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich will be part of a special symposium on “Medical Radiation and Patient Safety” at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting in Philadelphia.

  • When medical devices fail: “Everybody is paying now except the companies” Monday, June 14, 2010 � by jg

    Raleigh News & Observer: Under a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the makers of heart pumps, artificial joints, implants and other medical devices cannot be sued if their products injure patients, as long as those products have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Monitoring radiation exposure needed to reduce risks Monday, June 14, 2010 � by jg

    Associated Press: “Taken individually, tests that use radiation pose little risk. Over time, though, the dose accumulates.”

  • Settlement reached after 2-year-old receives 151 CT scans Friday, May 28, 2010 � by jg

    Eureka (Cal.) Times-Standard: A confidential settlement has been reached with Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, Cal., after a radiology technician administered 151 CT scans to a 2-year-old boy over a 65-minute period.

  • A victim of medical radiation overdoses tells his story Monday, May 24, 2010 � by jg

    Michael Heuser, “Patient 1″ in the investigation into medical radiation overdoses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, describes what happened to him and the impact it has had on his life.

  • Computerized medical records save children’s lives at Stanford Monday, May 3, 2010 � by jg

    Reuters Health: Doctors at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University say they saw a 20% drop in mortality rate after implementing computer-based prescription filings.