News of Note—Abbott faces class-action suit over St. Jude defibrillators, and more

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Here is Wednesday's medtech news of note.

> St. Jude Medical investors are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit over allegations that the devicemaker—now part of Abbott—did not inform regulators about faulty batteries in its implantable defibrillators. MassDevice article

> Bayer has stopped sales of its Essure birth control implant outside the U.S. for commercial reasons and not safety issues, despite growing concern about the safety of the device. MarketWatch article | FierceMedTech article

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> Stryker’s Spine unit notched an FDA nod for its 3D-printed TritaniumC Anterior Cervical Cage. It will launch the device in the fourth quarter. Release