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September 17, 2020
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Reputational risk at an all-time high as recalls continue into the third quarter

COVID-19 may have stalled huge sectors of the global economy, but regulatory oversight in the U.S. remains vigilant and may even be picking up its pace as we move through the third quarter. In fact, medical device recalls in the second quarter reach…

September 17, 2020 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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July 13, 2020
Medical Device Regulation Extension and Recalls

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) leads the charge on assuring the safety of medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. Its core job is to ensure the products meet applicable standards of s…

July 13, 2020
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June 09, 2020
Matt Walker
Tracking medical devices In patients poses special challenge for healthcare industry

Today’s complex high-tech devices continue to cause cybersecurity vulnerability issues, but it’s the medical devices that live on or inside patients, like implants and pacemakers, that are posing a special challenge for the healthcare industry. The …

June 09, 2020 by Matt Walker
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April 24, 2020
Personal protective equipment in the spotlight as countries battle COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented, global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), with several countries placing export bans on the sale of PPE and costs increasing by up to 1000%. In the past month, alerts for PPE pla…

April 24, 2020
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April 21, 2020
Medical devices in the spotlight as countries battle COVID-19

Across the globe, nations are doing whatever they can in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. And while different strategies are being used in different countries, the use of medical devices to combat the virus is well-known with ventilators, med…

April 21, 2020
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April 09, 2020
Matt Walker
Expedited medical device review leading to more recalls

The faster a new medical device is approved, the sooner it’s likely to be recalled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. While the authors admit the data and findings have limitations, two conclusions they draw are …

April 09, 2020 by Matt Walker
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November 13, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Product recalls stabilize, but an upsurge is expected

While U.S. product recalls were relatively flat from the second to the third quarter, expect an upsurge in the weeks and months to come as regulators – under growing pressure from Congress and consumer groups – turn their attention to currently unreg…

November 13, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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April 23, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Birth of a recall

When a consumer’s smartphone spontaneously combusts, the word-of-mouth news spreads to millions within days if not hours. If a certain blood pressure medicine is contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing agent, it could take months before routin…

April 23, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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