Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Recall Issued For Taxus

Boston Scientific Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of 85,000 heir drug-coated Taxus stents due to possible defects in the delivery system. The recall was issued after the Taxus stent was linked to 16 injuries and one death. According to Boston Scientific, the defects are a result of too much heat being applied in the laser welding stage of the stent production.