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Investigation into poisonous hip implants

30th January 2012

Medical regulators are looking at new evidence which has suggested that hip implants made by the DePuy company could disintegrate and leak metal into the bloodstream.

The Daily Mail reports that some surgeons have suggested that recalled implants had a failure rate of almost 50% after six years. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said it was speaking to clinical experts about creating new guidance and a spokesman said it had acted promptly over safety concerns but most people with the implants had a "low risk of developing serious problems". 

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