Top Medtech Controversies

May 14, 2014

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There's the billions of dollars that Johnson & Johnson and other medical device companies are paying to settle metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuits. And then there's the memory of the thousands of women maimed in the 1970s by the Dalkon shield.

Because it is an industry that is literally supposed to preserve life over death, medtech companies find themselves embroiled in controversy big time when devices fail. And arguments over the regulatory process and taxes spark plenty of arguments as well.

Read on to find out about seven of the most notable controversies of recent decades.

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Image modified from art by antoniocasas - under CC.

Brian Buntz is the editor-in-chief of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @brian_buntzChris Newmarker is senior editor of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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