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Medical Device Dangers: A KVUE Special Broadcast

About one in 10 Americans, will have some kind of medical device implanted in their bodies. These devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as pharmaceuticals.

Terri Gruca

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About 32 million Americans, one in 10, will have some kind of medical device implanted in their bodies. A joint, a pump, a piece of wire or mesh.

We expect that these devices undergo rigorous testing and approval. But the KVUE Defenders discovered the FDA does not require the same standards for medical devices as it does prescription drugs.