Monday, June 26, 2006


The latest from the "And what the hell are we supposed to do with this infomation?" Files:
Boston Scientific Corp. on Monday said it is recalling some defibrillator and pacemaker models that could fail because of an electrical flaw

Factoids from the article worth noting: A company spokesman said it didn't recommend "surgeries to remove potentially faulty devices." Instead, he said, "we're recommending that people see their doctors at the earliest opportunity."

One can only imagine that conversation:
Patient: Doc, The company that made my pacemaker told me to contact you immediately.

Doctor: I see.

Patient: They say I won't need surgery, even though my pacemaker's gonna stop!

Doctor: I see.

Patient: What should I do, Doc?

Doctor: Well, you can die.

But all is not hopeless. Boston Scientific, reponding to criticisms because its pacemakers didn't work properly, promised to "do a better job."


Anonymous mr. xyz said...

Sure, that's what we need, more technology which allows the suckubus old people and Dick Cheneys of the world to live forever and be a burden on society for all of eternity. Amen.

7:18 PM  
Blogger bdodgey said...

Returning pacemakers?

Anyone remember the evil guy in Indiana Jones II: Temple of Doom? You know, the guy who could rip hearts out of people's chests?

I think the US government might have a position for him...

1:32 AM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

Law & Order ripped that story from the headlines years ago...

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Law & order had a story about pacemakesr that stopped in patient's chests?

How'd the DA fit into that one?

3:26 PM  

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