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J&J Mesh Approved by FDA Based on Recalled Device

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s second-biggest health-care products maker, is battling lawsuits over a vaginal implant based on a similar device pulled from the market more than a decade ago for safety reasons.

The complaints are the latest to implicate the approval process for medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has cleared faulty hip implants and malfunctioning defibrillators.