Category Archives: Hip Implants In The News

European Regulators to Review Metal Hip Replacements

European health regulators will be conducting a review of 40,000 metal-on-metal hip replacements over fears that the devices could cause non-cancerous tumors and tissue damage. An official with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the Sunday Times …

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Some Surgeons Reconsider Use of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

It looks like some orthopedic surgeons are souring on metal-on-metal hip implants. In a recent survey of some surgeons, a significant number said they planned to reduce their use of the devices.

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Lawsuit Alleges Medical Device Makers Paid Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors

A Pennsylvania medical supply company is suing six joint implant manufacturers over alleged illegal kickbacks to doctors. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh on Monday, alleges that the defendants blocked Intermedics-McCullough out of the market despite selling …

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Johnson & Johnson Warned Over Marketing of Two Devices

In the newest in a string of debacles surrounding drug giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J), it just received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating it is illegally marketing two products, wrote Daily Finance.

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Johnson & Johnson DePuy Unit Recalls Hip Implants

Beleaguered pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), is issuing yet another recall this year; it’s tenth. This time, the recall is through J&J’s artificial joint business, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., said the Associated Press (AP).

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Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recall Sparks Lawsuits

Several lawsuits have already been filed over the Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR hip implant. Last month, Johnson & Johnson issued a worldwide recall for the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System following complaints of device …

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