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Seemingly everyone on Capitol Hill wants to repeal the medical device tax, but efforts to target the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act as a whole may be getting in the way.
Last week, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives cast its 37th vote to repeal, de-fund or dismantle the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.
The bill, which passed 229-195 along partisan lines, will do nothing to halt the forward progress of the landmark healthcare reform law and amounted to little more than allowing newly minted Republican lawmakers a chance to keep a campaign promise.
Colgate-Palmolive files for U.S. patent protection for a toothbrush with a caffeine patch.
Here's a good way to eliminate coffee breath and still get your morning off on the right foot.
The recently announced Wright Direct program from Wright Medical looks to take sales reps out of the process for a small portion of its business.
Medical device sales reps should pay attention to a pilot program recently launched by Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) called Wright Direct, which eschews the traditional sales model for a more collaborative, "turn-key" approach with C-level executives at a select number of U.S hospitals.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie's revelation this week that he had LAP-BAND procedure for weight loss hightlights the power of celebrity endorsements for medical procedures
When the New York Post broke the story this week that New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie had underwent weight loss surgery using the LAP-BAND in February some on Wall Street bemoaned the rotund politicians timing.
A look at how the retirement of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) could affect efforts to repeal the medical device tax.
It's unlikely that his waning days as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will see Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) having a "Come-to-Jesus" moment on the medical device tax, but his retirement does change the game on repealing the levy.
The Affordable Care Act (and the 2.3% excise tax on U.S. medical device sales created to help finance it) is the 6-term lawmaker's crowning achievement, one he has promised to end his career as a lawmaker fighting for.
Allergan officials said they will look to sell the Lap-Band by mid-2013. Here are a few reasons why the company is looking to move on from what should have been a blockbuster product.
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) told investors this week it plans to sell off its sagging obesity intervention business by the middle of the year, ending the aesthetics giant's involvement with the Lap-Band.
Who made Ray Lewis' massive arm brace? DonJoy, a division of DJO Global.
Super Bowl advertisers spent about $4 million for each 30-second spot during the big game Sunday, but 1 medical device company scored far more airtime with some pretty savvy product placement on 2 of the game's biggest stars.
DonJoy, a division of Vista, Calif.-based DJO Global, outfitted both Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith with custom versions of its X-Act ROM elbow brace. Both players had suffered torn triceps earlier in the season.