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St. Jude Medical (STJ) Yanks Brio Deep Brain Stimulator After 11 Malfunctions  
3/30/2012 8:54:41 AM

St. Jude Medical temporarily pulls its Brio deep brain stimulation device off the European market on the "fixable" issue of bodily fluids seeping into the device. St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) temporarily pulled its Brio deep brain stimulation Parkinson's disease treatment off the market over a "fixable" issue related to bodily fluids seeping into the implanted device and interrupting therapy. The problem, which occurred in only 11 of the 400 Brio devices implanted so far, spurred a "Dear Doctor" letter, according to Leerink Swann analyst Rick Wise.
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