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Essure Sales to be Discontinued in Canada

Bayer has announced it will discontinue the sale of the Company’s controversial permanent birth control device for women – Essure – in Canada.  This follows similar actions taken by the Company in the UK and Finland, and an outright ban of Essure by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in Brazil.  According to a Read more

Study of Pinnacle Total Hip Replacements (THR) Concludes High Failure Rate at 10-years

On June 1st at the EFORT Congress in Vienna, PhD student Gulraj S. Matharu of the University of Oxford presented findings from a study of Pinnacle’s metal-on-metal total hip replacements. He concluded that statistically, patients who underwent THR with the Pinnacle prosthesis had a significantly greater risk of implant failure if they had...
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Stryker to Move Forward With Payments Associated with 2016 Settlement Program

In May 2017, Stryker Corporation announced that it will begin making payments to eligible patients enrolled in a 2016 settlement program associated with the company’s metal-on-metal hip replacements. The 2016 settlement program compensates patients who underwent surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem or ABG II Modular Neck hip stem before December 19, 2016....
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