Johnson & Johnson has claimed that there are no patients with adverse reports in India. As reported today, The Indian Express tracked down down eight patients, five men and three women, who had the Pinnacle implanted.
Investigating the patients' records paints a story of suffering, neglect and indifference. Of them hitting a wall when it comes to seeking justice even as they fight debilitating pain, organ damage, pseudo-tumours, the toxic effects of excess cobalt-chromium in the blood.
J&J, earlier this month, announced that it would be providing 10,000 courses of bedaquiline, used to treat multi drug-resistant TB, “free of charge” to India through USAID in addition to the 10,000 courses it had committed before.