More Recalls/Warnings on Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s Metal-on-metal Hip Implants in Australia, U.K, New Zealand  
4/16/2012 8:53:59 AM

More warnings on metal-on-metal implants, this time overseas; also, ITGI surges on cranial stent CE Mark; Spacelabs Healthcare wins 510(k) for Qube monitoring system; FDA gives Chromogenex clearance for i-Lipo fat laser; Custom Spine wins 510(k) for cannulated screw system.

Regulators in the U.K. and New Zealand are warning again about higher-than-expected revision rates for certain metal-on-metal total hip replacement systems that use a combination of components made by Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) DePuy Orthopedics division and Stryker (NYSE:SYK).