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A quartet of healthcare giants including UnitedHealth, the largest single health insurer in the U.S., joins forces for the SharedClarity project, aiming to leverage their combined Big Data to get the best devices for the best prices.
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The American Medical Assn. names retired U.S. navy captain and ob-gyn Dr. Robert Wah president-elect.
Dr. Robert Wah was named president-elect of the American Medical Assn., the nation's largest network of physicians. Wah, who served on the AMA board from 2011 to 2012, will be officially sworn in as president after a year as president-elect.
Abyrx wins an FDA nod for its absorbable hemostatic bone putty used to stop hemorrhaging.
Newly formed medical device company Abyrx added a 3rd putty product to its list of FDA 510(k) clearances. Its Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty (AHBP) is a mechanical tamponade (bleeding control) material.
Founded in April, Abyrx was formed from the acquisition of assets from Orthocon and DRG. The Irvington, N.Y.-based company plans to expand its line of hemostasis products, according to a press release.
Concerns that the medical device tax will push companies to lay off workers and move operations overseas are 'horse hockey,' according to consultant Mark Bonifacio.
Mark Bonifacio, founder of the medical device contract manufacturer APEC and an industry consultant, said medtech companies shouldn't be concerned about the medical device tax that's part of the Affordable Care Act.