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Supreme Court closes case against Johnson and Johnson

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The Supreme Court on Friday closed the case seeking action against the U.S.-based pharmaceutical major Johnson and Johnson for faulty hip implants in India that left several patients disabled.

A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, was satisfied with the Centre’s response that a scheme was framed to provide compensation of up to ₹1.22 crore to the victims.

At the previous hearing, the court asked the Centre to respond to the petition for action against the government officials who had cleared the sale of the “faulty” DePuy ASR hip implants “without proper clinical trial.”