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Consumer Reports: Most medical implants have never been tested for safety
You may think, if a doctor prescribes a medical treatment, it's been thoroughly tested. For one type of treatment, however, you would be dead wrong. A Consumer Reports' investigation found medical devices -- like defibrillators, joint replacements, and even surgical mesh used to treat hundreds of thousands of women -- may not be clinically tested at all.
from Consumer Reports
March 29, 2012