“Implants can fail for many reasons, but if only a small percentage of them fail prematurely because they are substandard, the costs to taxpayers, policyholders and patients can run into the tens of millions
of dollars each year, health care experts estimate.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/business/03ortho.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1270566061-ikygVfqn7J3U6IfSyHSixQ

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