Saturday, June 19, 2010

Medical device consultant and company "divorce"

From the New York Times article "Surgeon vs. Knee Maker: Who's Rejecting Whom?:
IT was a long, fruitful medical marriage that is fast becoming an angry public divorce, one that offers a rare look at a clash between a top-shelf consultant and his corporate patron over patient safety.
Amid the booming use of artificial joints in the United States, the breakup between Dr. Berger and Zimmer highlights what experts say is a troubling situation for patients and doctors: when disputes arise about orthopedic implant safety, there are no independent referees or sources of information because no one tracks the performance of the devices.
 Click here to access the NYT article.

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