For a discussion on the growing importance of drug/device safety which has literally caught manufacturers off guard, see: "Drug /Device Safety Debate to Yield Big Changes, Grow More Controversial" at:

http://blog.aesisgroup.com/2006/05/01/drug-sa... .

This article outlines some of the subtle reasons why something that wouldn't have been so much of an issue twenty/thirty years ago is not front-and-center.