Philips Breathing Machines Recall: 21,000+ Adverse Events Reported To FDA In 1 Year
The tens of thousands of Medical Device Reports sent to the US agency included 124 reports of death associated with Philips’ June 2021 recall of millions of BiPAPs, CPAPs, and other mechanical ventilator devices.
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