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J&J Hawked FDA-Banned Hip Replacement Overseas

Product deemed unsafe was still sold overseas, derivative sold in US

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson continued to sell an ill-designed artificial hip overseas even after the FDA deemed it unsafe—and used a regulatory loophole to sell a related model with the same design issue in the US, the New York Times reports. The FDA sent Johnson & Johnson a non-approval letter... More »

Failing Artificial Hips Will Cost Us Billions

Tens of thousands of US patients could face failing implants

(Newser) - In the coming years, tens of thousands of US patients could face operations to replace artificial hip implants that are failing prematurely—and the cost could reach billions for taxpayers, insurers, employers, and others. In an extensive look at the problem, the New York Times calls it “the most... More »

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