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Group: Nearly 123 million medical devices recalled in last quarter

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

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The bad news is that nearly 123 million medical devices, from ultrasound gels to hip implants, were recalled in the last quarter. According to ExpertRecall, a company that tracks recalls, while the number of recalled devices has dropped from the previous quarter, the number of units that were affected topped the 100 million mark for the first time since the third quarter of 2010.

If there's any good news to this, it's that less than 7 percent of the recalls carried a risk of serious injury or death and involved less than 1 percent of all recalled units, according to ExpertRecall, which is a subsidiary of the medical waste management company Stericycle.

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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 Womens Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorne...

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