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New Hips Gone Awry Expose U.S. Kickbacks in Doctors' Conflicts

New Hips Gone Awry Expose U.S. Kickbacks in Doctors' Conflicts

"The financial ties between device makers and surgeons help explain why health-care costs in the U.S. rose at 2.5 times the rate of inflation in the past 10 years and account for a sixth of the economy. The $300 million works out to $300 for each of the 1 million hips and knees implanted in Americans in 2008."

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