A husband and wife physician team from suburban Philadelphia are trying to improve the safety of medical devices. Their concern arises from first-hand experience, when a device was deemed responsible for spreading undetected cancer in Dr. Amy Reed.
She and her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, have spearheaded a drive to introduce a bill in Congress that would require medical practitioners to report adverse outcomes to the FDA. At the present, only manufacturers and hospitals are mandated to do so.
A new report by the Government Accountability Office has affirmed Noorchashm and Reed’s concerns, so the couple are hopeful action may be taken soon. They spoke with WHYY’s Tom MacDonald.