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Withdrawing faulty hip implants: How Johnson & Johnson went back on its word to regulator
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

On January 11, 2010, the regulator granted a fresh import licence to J&J after receiving another undertaking that it would recall the product if found faulty by a regulator in any other country. The ASR implants were globally recalled on August 24, 2010.

Simply put: Is Apple Watch an ECG device?
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

A new USFDA-cleared feature can generate the wearer’s ECG data within 30 seconds. However, both the FDA and Apple have clarified that the watch cannot replace professional medical advice.

J&J tells court: Damages claims by India victims ‘undue’, filed only after $2.5-bn US settlement
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

In the US, the hip implant class action law suit against the pharma major began in 2011. Two years later, in 2013, the firm agreed to pay an estimated $2.5 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from affected patients.

Facing FIR, Johnson & Johnson waved clean chit it obtained from Judge Srikrishna
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Justice Srikrishna’s 10-page opinion, accessed by The Indian Express, says the police are on a “wrong footing,” revision surgeries are “routine,” no case under Section 328 IPC was made out.

Section 377 verdict: What the Judges ruled
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

A look at the four separate but concurring orders of the 5-judge Constitution Bench

Section 377: Three rulings over nine years
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

Justice D Y Chandrachud, also on the Constitution Bench, referred to last year’s judgment on the right to privacy while observing that the 2013 judgment had been “eroded and even disapproved”.

Government knew of Johnson & Johnson faulty hip implants, took almost two years to ban
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The delay in cancelling the licence assumes significance as the firm told the expert committee — appointed by the Union Health Ministry in February 2017 — that it cannot trace as many as 3,600 patients who underwent the surgeries involving the faulty implant.

Chief Justice of India names his successor: Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has written to the government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor.

Law Commission: ‘Speaking against govt is not sedition, right to offend, criticise history is free speech’
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Justice (retired) B S Chauhan said that the stringent sedition law should be invoked only in cases “where intention” behind the act is to “disrupt public order or to overthrow the Government with violence and illegal means”.

Simultaneous polls: Law panel raises questions, says need for more debate
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The Law Commission said it was doing this with the “intention to initiate a healthy and sustainable debate on the issue” since simultaneous polls are “not possible within the existing framework of the Constitution”.

Johnson & Johnson admitted: Many young patients were affected by faulty hip implants
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The Health Ministry committee also found that J&J reported 121 “serious” adverse events to CDSCO from January 2014 to June 2017. But, the report says, “only 48 of such reports are available with CDSCO”.

How Johnson and Johnson hip implants system went wrong
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Health Ministry panel red-flags after-effects of Johnson & Johnson hip replacement systems, withdrawn worldwide. What are these complications, and how have India and other countries addressed them?

Govt panel findings: ‘Its hip implant recalled in Australia, in same month Johnson & Johnson got registration certificate in India’
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

However, the company did not inform authorities at the time that the product had been recalled in Australia in December 2009, a committee set up by the Union Health Ministry has found.

‘Johnson & Johnson buried key facts on faulty hip implant surgeries, kept regulator in dark’
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

The report by a government panel states that over 3,600 patients with the faulty implants remain untraceable and that at least four deaths have been reported from those who underwent surgeries using these devices.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s final journey: All the way from MP, two fans of his politics & poetry
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Neither has a very unclear memory of the early days of his rule — the Pokhran nuclear test or the Delhi-Lahore bus service launched by Vajpayee are the defining images etched in their minds.

Ravi Shankar Prasad targets Congress on triple talaq Bill
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that demand by certain Muslim groups to send it to the select committee “is a delaying tactic”.

Citing cases of ‘nepotism’, Government pushes its MoP proposals
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Citing the proximity of some candidates to sitting judges and judicial officers, it has suggested the need for a wider pool of names, a stringent scrutiny mechanism, and the need for a dedicated secretariat.

Government returns SC collegium pick for Delhi High Court CJ post
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

The Supreme Court collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, had on January 10 recommended Justice Bose’s elevation as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

HC judge posts: Central government forwards 69 name to SC collegium
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

The 69 names were forwarded to the apex court collegium on July 9 — after the completion of background check by the Intelligence Bureau, it is learnt.

Section 377: When two ministries took opposite stands
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

MHA and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MH&FW) had taken contradictory views on Section 377 before the Delhi High Court and during the appeal in the Supreme Court.

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