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FDA To Step Up Evaluation Of Metal Hip Implants, Other Devices

The Wall Street Journal: Metal Hip Implants Face Tighter Controls
The Food and Drug Administration is studying whether several medical devices already on the market, such as electroconvulsive therapy devices for depression and emergency defibrillators, require additional evidence to prove they're safe. As part of that re-evaluation, the federal agency on Thursday proposed that companies making so-called metal-on-metal artificial hip joints produce medical evidence demonstrating their safety in order to stay on the market (Burton, 1/17).

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