Medical Devices Receive Little Testing Before Use, Consumer Reports Says

Published on
March 28, 2012

hip replacement, medical devices, patient safety, reporting on health, health journalismMedical Devices: A Consumer Reports investigation shows that most medical devices, such as hip replacements, receive little testing before being used in patients, Michelle Castillo reports for CBS News.

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Cancer: An analysis of basic studies on cancer has found many to be unreliable, shedding doubt on the prospects for effective new medicines in the future, Sharon Begley reports for Reuters.

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