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Reid Peter

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA


  • Mini Review   
    Epidemiology and How It Is Used in Drug and Medical Device Litigation
    Author(s): Reid Peter*

    Any object designed for use in medicine is considered a medical device. Utilizing a device for medical purposes carries a large risk of risks; hence medical devices must be demonstrated to be safe and effective with a fair degree of assurance before governing governments permit the sale of the device in their nation. In general, the quantity of testing needed to verify a device's safety and efficacy increases as the associated risk does. Additionally, if related risk rises, the patient's potential benefit must rise as well. In Baluchistan, where Neolithic dentists utilised flint-tipped drills and bowstrings, researchers discovered what would be regarded as medical equipment by contemporary standards as early as 7000 BC. Research into Roman medical writings and archaeology also suggests that a variety of medical gadgets were in common usage during the time of ancient Rome. Medi.. Read More»