Mumbai’s dna news source wrote this week that the state government "has turned a blind eye to the plight of thousands" by failing to investigate hip implants made by J&J subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, even after an August 2013 request from its Food & Drug Administration.
"The patients were in immense pain," FDA assistant commissioner Madhuri Pawar told the paper. "Of the 15,829 implants, up to 1,295 were recalled. The remaining were fitted in 4,700 patients during surgeries all over India. A patient may require more than one implant to correct his/her condition, but only 280 have called the company helpline. The others who are suffering haven’t even been traced."
Smith & Nephew reaches out to orthopedic surgeons online
Smith & Nephew (FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) touted the launch of its new online learning portal, Education & Evidence, providing collaborative space for orthopedic surgeons.
An electrical jolt to self-confidence?
Researchers report that they’ve found an area of the brain that, when stimulated with mild electrical pulses, causes a person to "anticipate a challenge and possess a strong motivation to overcome it."
An answer to the doc fix?
The U.S. House of Representatives may next week attempt to tackle the so-called "doc fix," an impending set of severe Medicare cuts that have been delayed year after year by last-minute regulations.
DocTrackr’s new browser app lets you destroy sent emails
Massachusetts tech startup DocTrackr unveiled a free Chrome browser extension that allows user to control, manage and even destroy email attachments after they’ve sent them.