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The Checkup Archive: medical devices

FDA oversight of medical devices questioned

A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

By Rob Stein  | February 14, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FDA, Medical Technology, medical devices  
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FDA approves iPhone, iPad app for docs

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it had approved the first app that doctors can use to view medical images and make diagnoses using a iPhone or iPad.

By Rob Stein  | February 4, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FDA, Medical Technology, medical devices  
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Breast implants linked to rare cancer, FDA says

Breast implants linked to rare lymphoma cancer, FDA says.

By Rob Stein  | January 26, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  breast cancer, Cancer, FDA, Women's Health, medical devices  
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