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Letters Drug eluting stents

What fuels public policy?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:599

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  1. Mark H Wilson, director of medical ethics health (
  1. Health Research Associates, Ottawa, Canada K2B 6J4

    Around 60-75% of the millions of drug eluting stents inserted globally are not licensed.1 What has fuelled the high unlicensed use of a device associated with thrombosis? This question was not dealt with by the Food and Drug Administration panel or recent articles on such stents.2 …

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