Depuy Hip Replacements

Report questions timing of hip implant recall

A major Australian newspaper is questioning why the country’s regulatory agency for drugs and medical devices allowed DePuy’s all-metal hip implants to be sold there for years after data showed they had a high early failure rate.

The report in the Sydney Morning Herald mentions documents the New York Times obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, which indicated that DePuy executives sold the devices in the United States and abroad despite knowing that they were potentially dangerous for patients who ...

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New York Times: Company knowingly sold defective implants

Johnson & Johnson executives decided to phase out a replacement hip joint and sell its remaining inventory to be surgically implanted in patients just weeks after the company got a letter from the Food and Drug Administration about serious safety concerns with the devices.

The Times cites documents it attained under the Freedom of Information Act.

A report in the New York Times says that after receiving the letter, company executives waited a year to take the DePuy hip implants off the ...

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Mother who lost job from implant wants reforms

A mother of three who had to quit her truck-driving job because of debilitating pain from a faulty vaginal mesh implant spoke up on Thursday, calling for federal lawmakers to close the loophole that allowed the implant to go on the market in the first place.

“It’s a question of loss,” said Colorado resident Jay Nevarez. “I lost my job and my health, and am in the process of losing my home.”

According to a report in The Boston Globe, Nevarez joined ...

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Columnist: Preemptive implant removal a bad idea

A medical columnist for the British newspaper Daily Mail writes that patients should not get all-metal hip implants removed simply because they’re worried over recent reports about the devices.

Dr. Ellie Cannon acknowledged that patients who received the implants in question are likely to be alarmed about two widely reported problems. The first problem associated with these implants is that studies show the all-metal variety of artificial hip fails at a substantially earlier rate than other types, causing pain and loss ...

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NPR broadcast examines faulty hip implants

National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” on Monday provided an in-depth look at the problems that recipients of DePuy’s all-metal hip implants are dealing with. The company recalled the implants in 2010 because of a high early failure rate.

The broadcast actually went into the operating room at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, where New Hampshire resident Susy Mansfield was undergoing surgery to remove one of the faulty devices.

The surgeon described for listeners the dead muscle and the staining on Mansfield’s tissue from ...

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