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Guidant, Devices, and Recalls, Oh My!
By Jim Mueller
June 29, 2006

The Guidant-related woes continue at medical-device maker Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX). On Monday, the company issued a recall for nearly 23,000 Guidant-manufactured pacemakers and defibrillators, and asked physicians to check the 27,200 already implanted in patients. A faulty capacitor in the affected models could lead to early battery depletion. (Please note that the five failed devices led to no deaths.) This comes on the heels of a recall last month of nearly 1,000 devices, and Guidant's warnings and recalls for nearly 300,000 units last year.....
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