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Johnson & Johnson pushed another ‘faulty’ hip implant in India, says report

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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) used a loophole in US laws to push faulty hip implant products to India, reported The Indian Express.

Johnson & Johnson pushed another ‘faulty’ hip implant in India, says report
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) used a loophole in US laws to push faulty hip implant products to India, reported The Indian Express.
The company supplied another faulty product called Pinnacle without any clinical trials in the country, an investigation by the newspaper revealed.
J&J, even while facing legal action within India for faulty ASR implant product, had supplied a similar faulty product to the Indian market, said the report.
According to the report, both Pinnacle and ASR were found to be “faulty” but while the company officially recalled the ASR implant in 2010, it “commercially withdrew” the Pinnacle device only three years later.
In July, a government panel recommended that J&J pay compensation of at least Rs 20 lakh to each patient who received an ASR hip implant in India, an estimated 4,700 people. The government has asked states to help the patients get relief soon.
 
 
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