Here is one page in Smith & Nephews code of ethics–
“We will never use improper methods to influence medical practitioners and institutions to use our products. “
I wonder if they forgot the fines they paid for kickbacks, and why they are being sued by the United States of America on a whistleblower case presently???
Also I wonder what ever happened to the investigation the Federal Government was conducting re: PODS ?? ( This was another means of kickback payments )
You could own a percent of a POD or the entire POD, funds would be supplied to the POD and then dispersed according to the percentage one owned.
Several months ago I spoke to my orthopedic surgeon about PODS and if he were involved. He responded funny I should ask a short time ago he was approached regarding involvement, he told me he didn’t like the smell of the POD at all and he refused to express any interest.
Suggestion for Smith & Nephew they may wish to update their ethics and principles of integrity, honesty and professionalism and pay more attention to the malfunction of their metal on metal hip devices and how Smith & Nephew can help those that they have hurt. Perhaps I missed that chapter.
- GOT-CHA – Hips: Smith & Nephew issues failure warning on Birmingham metal-on-metal hips | MassDevice – Medical Device Industry News (earlsview.com)
- YAHOO – Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Lawsuit Filed Over Metal Poisoning – AboutLawsuits.com (earlsview.com)
- Wright Medical Filed Petition to Block Smith & Nephews Metal Implant (earlsview.com)
- Smith & Nephew launches new hinge knee implant (earlsview.com)
- Smith and Nephew – time to come clean – more facts, less spin (earlsview.com)
- Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed Over Failed Liner – AboutLawsuits.com (earlsview.com)
- GOOD NEWS – Smith and Nephew sees a decline Birmingham hip implant business (earlsview.com)
- Smith & Nephew R3 Hip Liner Recall Lawyer – Hip Implant Lawsuit Attorney (earlsview.com)
- UK – S&N BHR HELL – Trevor (General Practitioner) Gets Rude Response from Smith & Nephew (earlsview.com)
- Cry from the Heart – Where is Mr Smith & his Nephew? (earlsview.com)