TGA defends handling of faulty hip devices

THE TGA has defended its handling of the ASR hip device recall, saying Australia led the world in having the problem-prone prosthetic joints pulled from the market.

The regulator posted a statement on its website following reports in MO and on the ABC’s Four Corners program that aired on Monday 16 May, which revealed a high rate of corrective surgery and concern over metals toxicity linked to the device (‘Metal toxicity concern with metal