US Drug Watchdog Says It's Urgent They Identify All Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Implant Recipients & Applauds NBC News For Exposing The Metal On Metal Issue With Hip Implants

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The US Drug Watchdog says, "There is a huge problem with metal on metal artificial hip implant devices, as exposed on the NBC Nightly News on October 4th 2011. The DePuy ASR, and DePuy Pinnacle hip implants are failing, or have failed at an unacceptably high rate. As a result there was a recall on DePuy ASR hip implant device in August of 2010. The ASR DePuy hip implants were surgically implanted on tens of thousands of US citizens between 2005 and early 2010." Symptoms of a recalled ASR DePuy hip implant failure include pain in the hip region, problems walking, swelling of the hip, or lack of flexibility in the area of the hip. The US Drug Watchdog says, "If you, or a loved one has had a hip replacement involving the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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We could have tens of thousands of DePuy hip implant victims in the US, and because of age, or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery, they say nothing

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Because many individuals, who received a DePuy ASR hip implant do not want to go through a painful hip replacement surgery, also called revision surgery, they do not complain. Because of this, we are strongly encouraging family members or loved ones of anyone receiving a hip implant between 2005 and early 2010 to ask if it was a DePuy ASR hip implant." The US Drug Watchdog applauds the NBC Nightly News for calling attention to the DePuy hip implant recall, and the issues with metal on metal hip implants on Tuesday October 4th 2011. The US Drug Watchdog says, "What worries us is the fact that the DePuy ASR hip implant was sold as the right hip implant for younger, or older adults, who wanted to maintain an active, or athletic lifestyle." The group says, "We could have tens of thousands of DePuy hip implant victims in the US, and because of age, or not wanting to go through a hip replacement revision surgery, they say nothing. Nothing is more important to us than trying to get them some help." For more information about the DePuy hip implant recall please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

The US Drug Watchdog indicates symptoms of the recalled ASR DePuy hip implant failure include:

  • Pain in the Hip Region
  • Problems While Walking or The Inability to Walk
  • Swelling of the Hip
  • General Discomfort
  • Lack of Flexibility

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier private pharmaceutical watchdog in the United States. The group says, "We want to make certain all DePuy ASR hip implant victims get to the actual trial law firms, or attorneys, that have the best record in achieving superior results for their clients-period." For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

To view the NBC Nightly News story about problems with metal on metal hip implants, or Depuy hip implant please go to http://NBCNightlyNews.Com & click on the Health Tab.

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