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Hi All,

I hope that this finds you all fit and well and enjoying life!

I just wanted to quickly let you know that Bob Lugton and I (a fellow ‘hip dude’) were interviewed at my home this morning for an ABC National News story (Australia only but will be on the net!) to be aired either Wednesday 31/10/12 or Thursday 1/11/12 during the 7pm ABC National News.

The piece is in response to the recent National Joint Replacement Registry (NJRR) report around their figures for hip replacements for the last 3 years, unfortunately that was all we could talk about due to time constraints, however the ASR hip here in Australia which Bob and I received, is now ‘officially’ showing a 50% failure rate.

This has now officially earned the title of the worst Orthopaedic disaster in history according to the reporter involved.

If they get back to me and confirm a night it will be on I will let you all know, in the meantime there is a whole new slant to the story which has ‘broken’ in Europe and if you are interested I have included a few links to this story below.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9632021/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-at-risk-from-flaws-in-medical-device-rules-admit-EU-chiefs.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9632006/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Were-paid-by-manufacturer-so-want-deal-to-succeed.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/9631993/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Surgeons-letter-to-the-Telegraph.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9631974/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-failed-by-poor-implant-regulation-say-surgeons.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9631655/South-Korea-firm-offers-one-stop-shop-for-licencing-medical-implants.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9629323/Jeremy-Hunt-I-will-not-tolerate-British-patients-being-put-at-risk.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9629337/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Regulators-trail-of-deception-has-been-exposed-says-chairman.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9629321/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-I-feel-as-if-Im-80-says-mother-41.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9629307/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-We-can-help-you-label-it-European-so-China-is-not-on-packaging.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9629320/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-being-put-at-risk-by-implants-scam-says-Jeremy-Hunt.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9629268/European-regulator-explains-how-to-mask-the-real-origin-of-a-medical-implant.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9626913/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-How-the-scandal-was-uncovered.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9626925/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-who-were-promised-an-easier-life-but-got-more-pain-and-worry.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9626911/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Sometimes-we-cross-the-line.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9626921/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-A-system-in-disarray-that-favours-manufacturers-at-the-expense-of-safety.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9626920/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-treated-like-guinea-pigs.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9626757/Faulty-hip-implants-have-ruined-lives-says-Orthopaedic-Professor.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9626616/Undercover-investigation-exposes-EU-licencing-for-faulty-medical-implants.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9626756/Faulty-medical-implants-investigation-Patients-health-put-at-risk-by-unscrupulous-EU-regulators.html

I do hope that this finds you all well and my apologies for not keeping better contact but if you were unaware I have just had my 5th operation on my hip so haven’t really been able to do much at all except sit around praying that this one works! I look forward to speaking with or catching up with you all soon!

Cheers,

Stu

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