Thinking of dipping your toes in social media? Medtronic is the example to follow

Mar 7, 2013 Full story: Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

But there is one company who is not waiting around for a cop out that goes somewhat like this - well, the FDA hasn't issued any firm guidance on how device companies should use social media.

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NOSLEEPfromPacem aker

Bryn Mawr, PA

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Pacemaker companies should offer information only and not locations where one could buy their devices. INFORMATION about the device and not how one could buy it or who could install it.

BEAWARE: Pacemakers will reduce your sleep.

CAUTION: Pacemmakers will make you lose sleep and it's just not the cost.

DANGER: Having insurance including Medicare will make a prime target for a pacemaker and other devices even though you might not need it.

WARNING: The medical industry uses numbers that don't apply to everyone but fit the criteria for a patient to get one of their devices.

Think twice before you let them put something like a pacemaker in your body.
Pacing Princess

Bardstown, KY

#2 Aug 30, 2013
You are crazy. Pacemakers have a sleep function, or a hysteresis rate so you can sleep. It's probably a good idea to get yourself educated on the function of a device that you are allowing to be implanted in your body, before you realize that you didn't want it. Insurance / Medicare doesn't approve anyone to have a pacemaker put in. You must meet a risk criteria. The physician must have recommended it based on diagnostic testing combined with symptoms you were having. You sound silly. Bless your heart.

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