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Oh Really Mr DePuy – are we as stupid as you look?
Published: March 4, 2013
Re “What a Company Knew About Its Metal Hips” (editorial, Feb. 11):
All of us at DePuy are united by the goal of improving patients’ lives, so we understand that the Articular Surface Replacement Hip System recall has been of concern for patients, their family members and surgeons. I disagree with how your editorial described company actions regarding ASR testing, data analysis and communications.
ASR was tested for years before receiving regulatory clearance around the world. Once on the market, we carefully considered all the data and investigated product complaints individually, while also looking for broader performance trends. We continued to share appropriate and validated data with regulators and surgeons.
When we received new registry data reporting that ASR patients were undergoing a second hip replacement surgery sooner than expected, we recalled the product and immediately supported patients with a reimbursement program for their medical costs.
Joint replacement surgery is one of the greatest medical advances of our time. We remain dedicated to serving patients who need this important treatment option.
President, DePuy Orthopaedics
Warsaw, Ind., Feb. 25, 2013
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