After 4 patients died, Teleflex Inc. has issued a Class 1 recall for certain endotracheal tubes because the connector can disconnect, resulting in loss of oxygenation or death of the patient.
At least 12 U.S. hospitals -- including some of the most well-known and respected facilities in the country -- have failed to report patient deaths and injuries linked to medical devices, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Heads up, whistleblowers. The FDA has unveiled a new website for anyone to report that a medical device maker is breaking the law — for example, hiding safety reports or "off-label" marketing.
After two deaths, St. Jude and the FDA warn that bad batteries on nearly 400,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators can run out in 24 hours.