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FDA Keeps A Database Of Medical Device Injuries Hidden From Doctors And Public

By Christina Jewett  Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around the appendix locked up. Kwazneski later turned to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s public database that tracks medical device failures and “there was nothing,” he […]