The FDA published new rules Sept. 20 requiring most medical devices sold in the US to carry a code identifying the model, date of manufacture, and lot number. “The codes will be stored in a publicly accessible database to help regulators, doctors and companies monitor safety issues with devices,” the Associated Press reports. The corporate media did not use the announcement of this small reform to review all the recalls of defective defibrillators, artificial hips and drug pumps that led up to it. We all know that 3,000 Americans died on 911, but how many deaths and ruined lives can be attributed to Medtronics, HP, et al. in the past decade? The device manufacturers get sued, stall for years in court, are ordered to pay “huge” fines (which are actually minuscule, given their profits), and the deadly system rolls on.