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NuVasive Inc. said yesterday it launched its Reline Trauma spinal posterior fixation portfolio designed to aid in the preservation and restoration of patient alignment.
The San Diego, Calif.-based company said the portfolio will support multiple approaches to spinal fixation procedures, including open, maximum access surgery or hybrid approaches. Read more
Republican lawmakers are closing in on a reworked healthcare bill that looks to begin dismantling and replacing Obamacare, according to a report from The Hill.
Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and moderate Tuesday Group co-chair Rep. Tom MacArther (R-N.J.) are brokering the compromised piece, according to the report. Read more
The FDA today released updated information on Medtronic‘s recall of StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts over issues with fluid buildup, labeling it as Class I.
The StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts are intended for the management of hydrocephalus by providing cerebrospinal fluid flow from the ventricles of the brain into the right atrium of the heart or peritoneal cavity. Read more
The FDA hoped to release more than 100 draft guidance documents this year, but has only released 6 documents since Trump’s inauguration, according to a Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s Regulatory Focus report.
Since January 20, nearly 3 months ago, the agency has only released 2 guidance documents and 4 final guidances, according to the report. Read more
Stryker said yesterday it acquired all of the assets of controlled substance waste management system maker Cactus, LLC.
Cactus produces the Smart Sink, Pharma Lock and Pharma Lock O.R. controlled substance waste management systems designed to render waste which could contain controlled substances unrecoverable and unusable. Read more