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Medical Technology

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Transcript of Medical Technology

Medical Technology
By: Nadeem, Brian and Avanti

Medical Tech is EXPENSIVE
People Do NOT Fully Trust Medical Tech
High Costs and No Awareness
Problem
Solution
Thesis
Disabilities
Diseases
Birth Defects
Improvements in Existing Legislation
Medical Technology
Awareness
Lowering cost of Tech.
Medical Tech's Beginnings
WORLD WAR II
PENICILLIN
Food and Drugs Administration
Secret Human Testing
Tuskegee Syphilis
Study
Henrietta
Lacks
SOLUTION
EQUALS

PROBLEM # 1
Research Act- 1974

Legislation only provides 1/2 the solution
THIS IS
PROBLEM # 2
Solution
ARE
PROBLEM # 3
Reduce cost of medical technology by mass production of supplies and materials
Solution
Increase Publicity, Raise Awareness and Reduce the Cost
The 3 Assistive Technology Acts
1st ATA- Passed in 1988
2nd ATA- Passed in 1998
3rd ATA- Passed in 2004
Orphan Drug Act of 1983
Rare Diseases Act 2004
Marketed drugs to over 6,000 Americans with diseases.
Gave more importance to the people affected by disabilities
SOLUTION
Go beyond just drugs because they are not enough and there is so much more potential in medical technology
National Bioethics Supervisory Commission- 1995
Medical Innovation that CAN be a SOLUTION
DNA BOT is a possible solution to curing disabilities
The FDA should definitely approve it once it is fully developed
CONCLUSION
The fact that 7.9 million are affected with disabilities is a PROBLEM
It is ILLOGICAL to watch such a large % of the population strive to achieve normalcy but delay progress to help them out.
ACTION NEEDS TO BEGIN NOW
Solution: Increase awareness of the benefits of medical technology
Approval of Technology by the FDA
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