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- the host of television’s “Late Night” throughout the 80’s and 90’s
- the 42nd presidentof the USA
- the 43rd president of the USA
- a Catholic saint
- a singer, knighted by the Queen of England
- the lead guitarist of Guns and Roses
- a clown on television’s The Simpsons
- the singer of “Piano Man”
- the former governor of California
- the former governor of Minnesota
- the lead guitarist of Van Halen
- Miss America in 1995, and a board member of the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education
- a competitive bodybuilder and the star of television’s “The Incredible Hulk”
- the founder of Apple Computers
- the star of the 1980’s sitcom “Different Strokes”
- an actor in the 1987 film “The Princess Bride” who said, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
- a star of the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing,” whose parents were told, “No one puts Baby in a corner!”
- an Oscar-winning actor and star of the films Ocean’s 11, Batman, and Syriana who was 1997’s People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive”
- European Commission Regulatory Framework
- Medical Device Regulation
- In Vitro Device Regulation
- EU Unique Device Identifier
- FDA Unique Device Identifier
- Oriel STAT-A-MATRIX
- Oriel’s downloadable .pdf of the MDR, with links in a table of contents
- My blog
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This is my opinion.
As a society we’re learning that healthcare should improve. You can help.
For example, consider the spine implants and cardiovascular implants of the celebrities shown. They have access to the any healthcare money can buy, yet are still subject to the same risks as billions of people on the planet who hope our healthcare companies and providers are informed and ethical.
But, spine implant companies are often the subject of lawsuits and federal investigations for conflicts of interests when doctors advise patients but are paid by medical device companies that receive revenue from the procedures.
Similarly, For example, Cardiovascular stents are implanted in millions of people each year, including David Letterman, Bill Clinton, and George Bush, but have been criticized as often being an unnecessary procedure, even for the president, and by the president’s surgeon who implanted the stent.
This is a problem globally. 400,000 people received toxic implants from Europe, and in the United States 80,000 – 240,000 people die from healthcare errors each year, and globally 5 million people die each year from low-quality healthcare. The MDR is a step towards data-driven decisions in healthcare that’s less influenced by marketing and false views. Learn more in my MDR blogs about reducing risk as far as possible.
As professionals, we can help society by understanding regulations like the MDR that intended to protect people, practicing leadership skills that let us influence our organizations, and letting our elected officials know that healthcare safety and cost-effectiveness is important to us.
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