J&J to stop selling metal-on-metal hip replacements, citing drop in demand
Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health-care products, said it will stop selling metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacements as demand wanes for the devices and U.S. regulators seek new rules.
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#1 May 27, 2013
The controversial issue of failed hip implants including that of Biomet's, may have caused the drop in demand of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. See http://www.rotlaw.com/biomet/ for related info.
#2 Jul 18, 2013
It was confirmed that J&J will stop manufacturing and marketing their recalled hip implant device ASR XL sometime in August 2013. This has been confirmed by a representative of the company through press release. Although personally I think it's a bit late for the company to decide a move like this considering of the thousands DePuy ASR lawsuits that were already filed. The company is now trying to correct through settlements that could've been avoided in the first place if the company has prioritized safety concerns prior this device was released. See more at http://www.depuyhiprecallnewscenter.com/lawsu...
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