May 30, 2017

Zimmer Biomet recalls spine devices

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Zimmer Biomet is recalling several types of its spinal fusion implants after discovering the medical devices had potentially high amounts of harmful chemicals. The Food and Drug Administration labeled it a Class I recall, the most severe type of recall since the defects could cause severe injuries or death.

What to watch: If any patients are affected, and whether this affects Zimmer Biomet's spine business, which had $662 million of revenue last year.

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