Medtronic recalls implantable pumps connected to patient deaths

  • Article by: JAMES WALSH
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 4:53 PM

The action follows an earlier notice to customers about potential problems.

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Packman_1Jun. 27, 1310:14 AM

Just another byproduct of Medtronic management that favors profits over saftey.

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luzhishenJun. 27, 1311:06 AM

You sure hope these aren't the products that had the "promotional" dollars used to produce glowing reviews in medical journals. If so, will someone in Medtronic be facing manslaughter charges?

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wisconsinjimJun. 27, 13 9:35 PM

I am the proud recipient of a Medtronic SynchroMed II infusion pump and also have the 8596SC cath. March 2013 I had my old pump replaced due to normal 6 year battery shutdown and with the new pump and cath I have gone thru pure hell, I went in for my first refill and the damn thing was still almost full trust me when you have been on morpine since 94 this withdrawal is no fun.

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seymore12Jun. 27, 13 9:59 PM

It's really appalling what this company gets away with. Not only are people dying because of their lack of integrity, but they take advantage of the most venerable people in society in order to make a profit for their employees and shareholders. Not only that, but taxpayers, in the form of medicare and medicaid pays for most of there products.

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wisconsinjimJun. 28, 1312:05 PM

I can tell you this that the Syncromed II pump is $10,125.00 and the cath is $400.00 now I have to go in to surgury and have the cath removed and a newer model that works (I hope) put in.

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