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Consumer Reports Incensed over Bad Medical Devices

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

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The publication Consumer Reports has been long known for it's reviews of products including automibiles and home appliances, but has now taken on medical devices.  Cosnumer Reports President, Jim Guest wrote an email to 1 Million Americans earlier this year stating, “The implant that fixed your knee or your heart may acutally be a ticking time bomb that could disable or kill you. This isn't science fiction.  Millions of medical devices including artifical hips, contact lens solution, heart stents and pacemakers are being recalled- 700 different products a year.  And the vast majority of recalled products were never safety tested in humans, because the manufacturers claimed they were ‘similar' to products already on the market.  The fast-track approval process is known  in the industry as Pre-market notification, or 510(k) (the section of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.)

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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