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by Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. & Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D.

Avoidable medical complications plague American families physically, emotionally — and economically.

A poignant example of the damage caused not by accidents but by failures in the health care system was recently identified and carefully studied in the medical device space. An analysis by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) determined that physicians, hospitals and manufacturer failed to report to the FDA for more than 20 years the fact that a device used in hysterectomies, the power morcellator, was linked with deadly cancers.

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