Report: FDA Approved Medical Device Under Political Pressure

Georgia injury lawyers know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hardly the consumer safety “watchdog” that it was in prior years. In fact, just because a product has been approved by the FDA does not mean that it is a safe product! The influence drug manufacturers have over regulators, politicians and Congress is enormous. The Washington Post recently reported in an article (The Washington Post) that the FDA approved a controversial knee-surgery device after receiving pressure from lawmakers and lobbyists. According to a report released last week by the FDA, regulators seem to have buckled under political pressure from four New Jersey lawmakers with financial ties to ReGen Biologics. The report noted that FDA staff had previously opposed approval of the device.
The Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP have been representing the victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices and other dangerous products for many years. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a dangerous products, call us for a free consultation at (800) 228-9159.

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