Medical device companies' aggregate spend on payment and other gifts to physicians was at least $200 million last year, according to the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept., but critics (and the agency itself) flag widespread problems with the Open Payments database.
Here's a look at some of the top mergers & acquisitions stories for medical device companies this week: Will Stryker bid on Smith & Nephew this week?: J&J demands $7.2 billion from Boston Scientific as trial begins; Will Orange County's medtech scene lose its juice without Allergan?; BD-CareFusion deal passes US anti-trust waiting period; Sources: Stryker weighs bid for Smith & Nephew
New data released by The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network raises questions about adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass graft procedures in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
New clinical trial data challenges the usefulness of adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.