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Medical Devices / Export Only #1132257

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 24, 2018
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(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) An NBC News Investigates story on medical devices introduced.

(No location given: Catey Beck) A look at medical devices made in the US only used overseas featured; details given about a shoulder device, the PyroTitan, made by Integra†, classified by the FDA as export only. [Shoulder patient Wolfgang NESZPORS†, surgeon Dr. Desmond SOARES†- talk about the problem with the shoulder joint replacement.] [Health Research Group at Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE†- asks why any medical device not approvable in the US be sold elsewhere.] The US medical devices industry for items sold overseas noted; map shown.

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Further coverage on NBC on medical devices dangers outlined on screen.

Reporter(s):
Balart, Jose Diaz;
Beck, Catey
Duration:
00:03:00

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