Friday, September 29, 2006

Heart Device Warning May Change

Article in today's Los Angeles Times -- Heart Device Warning May Change, by the Associated Press:

    The Food and Drug Administration is considering not using the word "recall" to warn
    patients and doctors about defective pacemakers and defibrillators at the request of
    a physician group struggling to deal with a loss of public confidence in the safety of
    implantable heart devices.

    FDA officials said they were conducting focus groups to see whether the currently used
    "recall" term was causing undue alarm when used to refer to heart devices the agency
    had decided might be faulty.

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