Wednesday Wondering

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Wednesday Wondering
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:36pm

It's Wednesday and I'm wondering why the leadership team at Johnson & Johnson decided to sell their hip implants overseas after they were deemed "unsafe" here in the U.S....

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 3:35pm

Well said, "shameful" is a good word for it!

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Registered: 10-12-2010
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 1:57pm

It just makes me wonder how it got to market here in the first place. MIL was an independent monitor for orthopedic devices back in the day, and I helped write the protocol that went to the FDA for a new product for one of her big clients, and the hoops we had to jump through just to get it approved for clinical trials was intense, nevermind what it takes to get to to general pop after trials. Add to that the trials that take years, and it just boggles my mind. Someone dropped the ball here big time.

And it's disgusting that they didn't pull it from international markets. Shameful.


Brie
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