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J&J Recalled Hips Over Safety Concerns

Feb. 6, 2013
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s DePuy unit pulled its all-metal artificial hips off the market in 2010 because of safety concerns about the device, one of its designers told a Los Angeles jury. Reports that ASR XL hip implants had a “higher than expected” failure rate prompted DePuy executives to recall 93,000 of the devices in the U.S., Graham Isaac, an engineer who led the company’s hip-development program, testified today in the state court trial of a Montana man’s lawsuit.
Bloomberg