Defective Medical Devices

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Cause Pneumonia in Elderly Patients

For decades, studies have shown that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of kidney injuries. Thousands of PPI users have filed lawsuits against drug companies for failing to warn them about the risk. They argue that they could have opted for a different heartburn medication if they knew PPIs… read more

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FDA Announces New Rules for Controversial 510(k) Clearance Process

The FDA has strict safety testing requirements for pharmaceutical drugs. Medications must be put through a series of clinical trials before they can be approved to be sold in the United States. You may think that the FDA has similar testing requirements for medical devices. The answer may surprise you. While rigid testing requirements for… read more

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