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Millions of Breathing Machines. One Dangerous Defect

Philips Respironics received thousands of complaints about a dangerous defect in its breathing machines but kept them secret for years as stock prices soared. The devices, including the popular DreamStation for sleep apnea, went to children, the elderly and veterans before the global giant announced a massive recall.

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U.S. Senator Expands Call for Crackdown on Philips Respironics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s letter to two federal agencies comes after a ProPublica and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation found Philips kept secret thousands of warnings about its tainted breathing machines.

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Senator Calls for DOJ Action Against Philips for Keeping CPAP Machine Complaints Secret

The FDA also said it is “unsatisfied” with the company’s response to the crisis. Share prices dropped in early trading.

People Who Used Recalled Philips Breathing Machines Face Painful Choices

Top Philips Executive Approved Sale of Defective Breathing Machines by Distributors, Despite Tests Showing Health Risks

ProPublica and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Have Sued the FDA for Records Related to Recalled Breathing Machines

What You Need to Know About the Philips Respironics CPAP Recall

We Spent a Year Investigating the Philips CPAP Recall. Here’s How We Did It.

Help ProPublica and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Investigate the Recall of Philips Respironics Breathing Machines

Philips Kept Complaints About Dangerous Breathing Machines Secret While Company Profits Soared