COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Tower’s Statement: COVID-19

Dr. Tower, PA Albert and the staff of TOJRC support Dr. Anne Zink’s heroic measures (see ADN 3/20/2020) to maximally safeguard the health and well being of 750,000 Alaskans. A three-month moratorium on elective surgery is a necessary and relatively minor inconvenience compared to community-spread of COVID-19 throughout Alaska. Dr. Tower and PA Albert’s pre-orthopedic … Continued

PET brain scan

Neurologic Cobaltism & Cobalt-Chromium Implants

Today Dr. Steve Tower, who was featured in The Bleeding Edge documentary, made a public release of his research into neurologic cobaltism resulting from some medical devices like hip implants, knee implants, etc. Many patients with implants which contain cobalt-chromium alloys are misdiagnosed with dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, or other disorders due to the similar symptoms … Continued

KVUE Medical Device Dangers

Medical Device Dangers: A Special KVUE Broadcast

Do you have hip implants, breast implants, mesh, or an implantable spinal cord stimulator? Watch and learn about problems with these devices and how the FDA approves and regulates them.  You can learn more about this special investigative report at KVUE.

MDSA 2019 Rosa DeLauro

Citizen Push for Medical Device Safety Act

The Medical Device Safety Act H.R.2669 (#MDSA) was reintroduced May 10, 2019!  It is time for a new push to gain support for this important bill. We need co-sponsors for the bill in the House and a companion bill to be introduced in the Senate.  See our instructions below to learn how you can help support … Continued

Medical Device Problems

Patients Harmed By Medical Devices Rally Lawmakers

1 in 10 Americans will rely on a medical device in their lifetime More than 150 medical devices in the US are currently protected from liability The Medical Device Safety Act H.R 2669 would restore a patient’s rights to seek restitution if harmed or killed by a medical device   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Washington, … Continued

Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

MDP’s Take on FDA Decision to Halt Pelvic Mesh

Today the FDA released an announcement that orders manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Everyone at Medical Device Problems applauds this decision, but we feel it was not made soon enough. These mesh devices were on the market for over 20 years, … Continued