UK To Ban Hospitals' Use Of Many Metal Hip Implants

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- Citing the high failure rate of metal-on-metal hip implants, a U.K. regulator will reportedly ban publicly funded hospitals from using most of the devices, a more drastic step than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, or NICE, has drafted guidance that advises against National Health Service hospitals using hip implants that have a failure rate above 5 percent after five years, The Telegraph reported. That cutoff would prohibit the use of almost every kind of metal-on-metal hip implant,...
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