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Metal-on-metal hip implants, the subject of a handful of high-profile recalls and numerous patient lawsuits, were not linked with an early increase in cancer risk, according to a 7-year study of the U.K.’s National Joint Registry.
More than $110 billion in mandatory budget cuts are slated for next year in a so-called ‘financial Armageddon’ called sequestration, including $11 billion in Medicare reimbursements cuts for physicians and healthcare providers.
U.K. regulators warn physicians to remain vigilant in monitoring patients implanted with St. Jude Medical’s recalled Riata and Riata ST silicone-coated pacemaker wires.