February 4, 2011 in the U.S. during the special hearings Manage quality control of foodstuffs and medicines USA decided to leave the unit for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the device list most at-risk (class III – class that is assigned to the most dangerous medical devices). Earlier advisory panel to monitor the quality of U.S. Food and Drug recommended transfer device from the list of electroconvulsive therapy in high-risk list of safer devices. Office of monitoring the quality of foodstuffs and medicines USA demanded from manufacturers ECT devices evidence the effectiveness and safety of these devices.
It has long been known that ECT causes serious damage to patients, such as severe or complete amnesia, the inability to learn and remember new events, depression, suicide, cardiovascular complications, long-lasting and extremely dangerous seizures and even death. Chairman of the Advisory Group of the Office of Quality Control Products U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a professor at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas G. Brott expressed concern about 100 000 people every year who undergo ECT in the United States, while the psychiatrists did not even bother to MRIs before and after the procedure for keeping track of possible brain damage. Ms. Jen Eastgate, president of the International Civil Commission for Human Rights addressed the hearing of ECT and was extremely critical of the ECT device manufacturers to Mecta and Somatics Inc, for their refusal to carry out research on safety and provide the necessary application before the start of sales, while earnings with sales of devices for ECT was more than $ 30 million USD over the past 30 years. At the same procedures for carrying out ECT psychiatrists earned more than $ 28 billion U.S.
dollars during the same period, most (cost of the procedure of ECT in the U.S. ranges from $ 1000 and $ 2 $ 500). The hearings were initiated by an inquiry conducted the General Accounting Office United States in January 2009, resulting in a report to the Office of binding food control and Drug Administration to test the safety and effectiveness of all devices that are a lot of time on the list of Class III. Then the Office of Evaluation honey. Office equipment for quality control of products U.S. Food and Drug Administration has initiated proceedings before the Panel to conclude they carry – transfer equipment for ECT in the list of lower risk categories, respectively, to soften the conditions check them or leave them in the list of Class III with the most stringent conditions of checks. As a result, the hearing advisory panel to monitor the quality of food and medicines to the United States agreed that the device for electroconvulsive therapy is dangerous, so it remains in the list severity of Class III. oOo Citizens Commission on Human Rights established the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Thomas Szasz in 1969 to investigate and publicize abuses of mental health to human rights