I keep seeing more and more people share issues about the Minimed Lot 8 infusion set recall. It’s unbelievable how poorly the recall process has been handled.
First and worse, there are anecdotes of cases of people who’ve gone into DKA:
and landed in the ER:
Also, there are anecdotes of people not getting replacement sets in a timely basis or at all:
Here’s an excerpt from the Medtronic’s Mission page:
“Earl [Medtronic’s co-founder] wanted that human benefit to be the company’s main purpose, so he and the board of directors produced a formal statement of the company’s objectives. Nearly a half-century later, that Mission continues to serve as an ethical framework and an inspirational goal for employees around the world. It guides our day-to-day work and reminds us that our efforts are changing the face of chronic disease for millions of people.”
Today, I have to agree with something somebody told me a couple of weeks ago. Medtronic seems to have sat on their market leadership and forgotten about the most important thing: THE PATIENT!