Last year, Boston Scientific announced three product recalls for similar manufacturing problems with their popular cardiac stents. Boston Scientific is a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical products such as catheters, valved and nonvalved implantable ports, stents, and other devices.
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Boston Scientific In the NewsJul-11-06: The FDA released an updated statement supporting Boston Scientific and Guidant's recommendation that physicians should conduct follow-up exams of patients. [FDA]
Jan-27-06: The FDA issued a warning letter to Boston Scientific regarding serious problems in the manufacturing processes of their medical devices. The FDA may take additional regulatory action and this may affect the future approval of new medical products. [INDIANAPOLIS STAR]
Jun-27-05: FDA posts press release of the Boston Scientific worldwide recall of Hemashield ® VANTAGE™ Vascular Grafts. [FDA]
Jun-23-05: Doctors feel the responsibility of informing patients of possible defects should be up to the manufacturers. [BOSTON GLOBE]
June-01-05: Numerous patients may need surgery to remove defective drug infusion devices after the FDA issued a warning to Boston Scientific leading to a recall. [BOSTON GLOBE]
May-31-05: Boston Scientific recalls drug-injection devices and recognizes potential charges and fines of up to $2 million. [DOW JONES NEWSWIRES]