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  • Bloomberg: After Failing Testing, J&J Altered Approval Criteria for Now-Recalled Hip Implants

    • 29 January 2013
    At the beginning of 2012, The New York Times made something of a sensational claim: Johnson & Johnson had worked to privately phase out its now-controversial metal-on-metal hip implants in 2009 after US regulators approached the company with concerns about their durability and patient safety. In response to that report, the company indicated that the two events were "unrelated," but now new and potentially troubling information is emerging from a Los Angeles cou...
  • FDA Plans Meeting on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is looking to hold a two-day meeting on implantable metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, saying it wants public input on whether to make the devices subject to more rigorous testing. "Numerous recent publications, studies and registry reports have raised safety concerns for MoM total hip replacements," said FDA in the Federal Register posting, including reports from the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulato...