Advocates in the health care industry have raised concerns that the Food and Drug Administration has failed consumers in California by allowing dangerous medical devices onto the market. Many advocates and victims alike are confused as to how a defective medical device can so easily reach so many patients, causing serious injuries and infections. Currently, it is believed that the FDA's approach to defective devices and dangerous drugs is wildly inadequate.
This is not the first time that advocacy groups have raised concerns over the FDA's ability to protect patients. Back in 1990, federal auditors criticized the FDA for its seriously lacking oversight of medical devices. In more recent times, a senator created a report that exposed how the FDA failed to prevent the nationwide spread of infections that were resistant to antibiotics, which was linked to defective scopes and last discussed on Feb. 26, 2015 ("Spread Of Bacteria Linked To Alleged Defective Medical Device").