India report says J&J hid implant AEs

Aug. 24, 2018

A government panel has accused the Indian arm of Johnson & Johnson of witholding facts on the adverse events of faulty hip replacement systems it imported and sold for use in surgeries.

A committee was set up by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in India to investigate complaints on J&J’s hip implant devices, The committee’s report found that over 3,600 patients with the faulty implants remain untraceable, and that at least four deaths have been reported from those who underwent surgeries using these devices, says the Indian Express.

Additionally, the report said that the drugmaker did not provide any compensation to those affected.

The implant devices are manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a fully-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.