How Four Decades Of Congressional Inaction Left Americans Vulnerable To Faulty Medical Devices

From ThinkProgress Wed Feb 27 2013, 17:15:16

Spurred by thousands of American women who were being injured due to faulty IUDs, President Gerald Ford signed the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 into law, granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater regulatory oversight regarding the safety and effectiveness of medical devices intended for widespread distribution. It was a historic consumer protection law [...]

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