France takes lead over cochlear implants meningitis fears:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French healthcare products safety agency, AFSSAPS, has announced the withdrawal of the Clarion AB-5100 H11 and AB-5100 H12 cochlear implants, made by Sylmar, California-based Advanced Bionics. The voluntary withdrawal, says AFSSAPS, is a precautionary measure in response to reports of cases of meningitis. It is one of four recalls of medical devices and diagnostics products issued last week in France.