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FDA Faults 12 Hospitals for Failing to Disclose Injuries, Deaths Linked to Medical Devices

November 1, 2016

(Kaiser Health News) – Federal regulators said 12 U.S. hospitals, including well-known medical centers in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, failed to promptly report patient deaths or injuries linked to medical devices. The Food and Drug Administration publicly disclosed the violations in inspection reports this week amid growing scrutiny of its ability to identify device-related dangers and protect patients from harm.

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