By Christopher Elser and Kari Lundgren
Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) – Smith & Nephew Plc recalled 185 hip- replacement implants in the U.K. and U.S. after at least two patients were forced to have surgery to replace improperly fitting devices. The shares fell the most in more than a year.
Batches of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing product were mislabeled, causing a mismatch between two implant pieces, the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said. Stephen Hallworth, a spokesman for the MHRA, said today that the agency didn’t know how many … Read the rest