Keeping pace with pacemakers

Monday - 2/23/2009, 9:28am EST

Ned Feder

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Americans are living longer and healthier lives because of advances in health science. On average, American women are now living past 80 and men are living past 75. Pacemakers and stents are just two of the advances responsible for those longer lives. But is the FDA taking a close enough look at these medical devices before approving them? The Project on Government Oversight has released a report on that question. Joining us is staff scientist Dr Ned Feder, who is also a former scientist at the National Institutes of Health.