The number of medical equipment prescriptions issued has surged in the last year, as more patients seek medical assistance for symptoms, according to a study from Consumer Reports.
And the trend is expected to continue, the website reports.
“The increase in prescription of medical devices is a direct result of the increasing number of Americans who have had serious health problems,” said Consumer Reports senior vice president of health and wellness policy and research, Matt Dennison.
“These devices, when used appropriately, can help prevent or treat a wide range of conditions.
This is why we are excited about the new Medical Infusion Treatment System, which is designed to help patients who have severe illness or medical problems.”
A new device in the US called the Medical Infusions Treatment System (MITS), which is being developed by an American company, is being marketed as a non-invasive way to treat symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, and other conditions.
But its popularity has drawn criticism from health experts, who say it’s not medically sound, because it doesn’t provide a real medical diagnosis.
“We’re going to be working with the FDA and the FDA has made a number of mistakes with this product, and we don’t think that the FDA is going to fix them,” said Dennion.
“They are going to have to take this seriously, and they should.”
A patient takes his or her medication during an appointment at the Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, December 3, 2017.REUTERS/Jonathan BachmanMedical devices can be used to treat a range of illnesses, from mild to severe, from a cold to acute illness, and to help treat certain diseases.
“There are hundreds of millions of people around the world who don’t have access to treatment, and that’s where we are going,” said the Consumer Reports’ Dennson.
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