Medical devices used in an aneury treatment are costing more than the price of the device used in the aneurym treatment, but are being given to patients without the drug being tested, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Austin.
The medical devices, known as PEDMADES, are being provided to people with aneurisms that have resulted from trauma and that are not causing symptoms, the lawsuit filed in Texas by the Texas A&M Health Science Center said.
Paedemic medications are being prescribed to people who are being treated for aneurism and do not have symptoms of an anoxic shock, the suit said.
A&M Health says the Peds have been used for more than 20 years.
A& the PEDMADS have been shown to be effective in the treatment of Aneurysms, including a type of Cataracts, the case said.
The PADS are being used to prevent patients from bleeding and cause less swelling and pain when they get an anesthetic, according the lawsuit.
The drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment and management of pain in people with a chronic or recurrent condition.