UK is set to severely limit the use of drug coated stents. The United Kingdom is set to severely limit the use of drug coated stents in that country, amid concerns that safety problems associated with the medical devices don’t make them cost effective. Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is expected … [Read more...] about Britain Poised to Curb Use of Drug Coated Stents
Drug Coated Stents Are Being Scrutinized. Drug Coated Stents will soon be subject to more stringent testing requirements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to release new testing requirements for drug-coated heart stents in the next few weeks, the regulatory agency's device chief, Daniel Schultz, told … [Read more...] about FDA to Enhance Scrutiny of Drug Coated Stents before Approval
Finding says drug coated stents cast more doubts on its usefullness. Drug coated stents, which cost more than bare metal varieties, might not be worth the added expense says a new Swiss study. The findings of this latest research are sure to cast more doubts on the usefulness of drug coated stents to treat clogged coronary … [Read more...] about Study Questions Cost Effectiveness of Drug Coated Stents
FDA Review The Use of Drug Coated Stents. A planned FDA safety review regarding the use of drug-coated stents is facing intense scrutiny after it was revealed that six doctors on the advisory panel have financial links to stent makers Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific. The meeting, set for Thursday and Friday of … [Read more...] about FDA Meeting on Drug Coated Stents Sparks Controversy
Drug-Coated Stents Risks Of Thrombosis. The Cleveland Clinic said its analysis found that patients with drug-eluting stents have a higher risk of late thrombosis. In fact, the Ohio-based center said patients implanted with the drug-coated devices designed to prevent re-closing of the coronary artery, a condition known as … [Read more...] about Drug-coated stents carry higher clot risk?
Concern Centers On Drug-Coated Stents. Millions of Americans could be walking around with tiny time bombs in their hearts. The concern centers on devices called drug-eluting stents. Doctors implant them in the hearts of about a million Americans a year to treat coronary artery disease. They generate some $5 billion a year in sales … [Read more...] about Millions face risk from drug-coated stents
Risk Of Blood Clots Found In Patients Implanted With Drug-Coated Stents. Boston Scientific Corp. found a slightly higher risk of blood clotting in patients implanted with its newer drug-coated stents compared with older bare-metal versions, a company spokesman said Thursday. , The medical device maker reported the … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific confirms risk of blood clots in drug-coated stents