Thursday, 14 February 2019

Government accepts 'debilitating' effects of medical implants

Government accepts 'debilitating' effects of medical implants Recognition that commercial interests had trumped patient safety follows Guardian expos√©

Patients have suffered “debilitating consequences” from medical implants that doctors had assured them would be safe, the government has said in a significant acknowledgement of failings in medical device regulation.

The health and social care minister, Jackie Doyle-Price, said commercial interests had been prioritised over patient safety, and there had been other problems, including a lack of transparency and doctors’ failure to warn patients of the risks. The Guardian

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