Was there any real outcome for victims of MoM. No. We all still suffer and the big orthopaedic companirs keep making lawyers richer while we get older and sicker. The government puts more money into turning around boat people or fighting foreign wars than it does into looking after its own damaged MoM victims. We are just “collateral damage”.

Earl's View

The regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices in Australia – Senate Inquiry

On 16 June 2011 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2011:

The regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices in Australia, with particular attention to devices with high revision rates, and in undertaking the inquiry the committee consider:

(a) the role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration in regulating the quality of devices available in Australia;

(b) the cost effectiveness of subsidised devices;

(c) the effectiveness and accuracy of the billing code and prostheses list;

(d) the processes in place to ensure that approved products continue to meet Australian standards;

(e) the safety standards and approval processes for devices that are remanufactured for multiple use;

(f) the processes in place to notify the relevant authorities and the general public of high…

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