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New Survey Reveals Robotic Surgery is Linked to Hundreds of Deaths

A new survey—compiled of information from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center—reveals that surgical robotic devices have been linked to at least 144 deaths, over 1,400 injuries and 8,061 malfunctions in a period of 14 years. The survey was based on information…

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Power Morcellators Now Being Investigated by the FBI

Laparoscopic power morcellators, which are designed to cut and slice fibroids, have also been found to spread cancer in women. As a result, in November 2014, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that the device carry a black box warning, the highest warning of risk that the agency provides. Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer…

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