At Senate hearing, critics slam FDA's device safety record

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | April 14, 2011

But AdvaMed said research has shown that over an 18-year period, medical device prices have gone up one-quarter as fast as the typical medical price index, and that forcing price disclosures could result in antitrust and other conflicts, and could even raise prices.

When asked by Senator Kohl what advice she'd give patients in her place, Korgaokar was at a loss.

"Honestly, right now, it scares me," she said. "I thought I was making the right decision with the doctor I chose. I don't know what advice to give."

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