The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act designates the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to regulate medical devices. The act defines a medical device as "an instrument, apparatus, machine, implant, or other similar article that is intended for the use in the treatment or prevention of disease." Therefore, a medical device can be any number of devices such as a hip or breast implant, a stint, or a pacemaker. Sometimes these medical devices fail because they are manufactured improperly, which makes the manufacturer liable for the resulting injury.
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