Insulin Pumps, Glucose sensors, blood sugar meters, medical equipment and why I love being a cyborg...

By Yerachmiel Latest Reply 2015-02-23 07:44:51 -0600
Started 2013-11-26 05:53:34 -0600

I don't know how many other people have the "privlege" and "blessing" of reading the daily output from the FDA. Signed up a while back to track the Medrtron/Minimed progression, and other diabetes related things and made a discovery; we is in BIG trouble!!

The daily list of MAJOR medical equipment which is on recall, the number of drugs and foods which are being stopped due to damage or ingredients or "little blue balls" in them, the number of medical devices which have faulty switches, controls, catheters, etc is astounding.

I find it hard to believe that this is a new discovery of last few months.

Medicare payments have gone down to the point where companies cannot fill prescriptions for pump and meter supplies due to the max payment amounts or max permitted supplies.

My pharmacy has to order many of the drugs I (and MANY others) use regularly as they don't have them "in stock" (Potassium, insulin, blood pressure, etc),.

What is going on??

2 replies

JesseStreeter 2015-02-23 07:44:51 -0600 Report

Yes FDA monitors adverse event’s report associated with medical devices and alerts health professionals to ensure safe use of devices. As you can see at that there are array of medical device manufacturers are out there in the market, it is extremely important to demonstrate the safety guidelines for them to provide product that can be easily accepted in the international market. Before launching a device they should pass electrical safety, application, design and many other tests.

jayabee52 2014-02-18 11:10:00 -0600 Report

Howdy Yerachmiel
You started this post in Dec 2013 before the PPACA (aka "Obamacare") was in effect. I wonder what you see today after that law fully came into effect.

I agree we are in BIG trouble medically speaking and also thinking about governmental affairs.

God's best to you

James Baker