Legislators Seek to Stop the Manufacture of Unsafe Products

Senators among US Democrats have proposed a bill to hinder approval of medical devices with safety issues, as reported by Bloomberg.  They mentioned injuries from flawed medical products like those manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson. Because of the booming complaints against the DePuy hip system, the British Hip Society has proposed for an informal metal-on-metal hip replacement ban.

There are around 93,000 recipients of the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System worldwide. After the release of data presenting defectiveness in one out of eight patients to whom they were implanted, the two devices were pulled back.
 
Transporting of microscopic metal parts into the body due to metal components rubbing against each other is one effect of design problems with  metal-on-metal hip implant devices, like the DePuy. The amount of certain metals in the blood, like chromium and cobalt, may be augmented by the metal bits transported from the implant…

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