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Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) landed FDA clearance for its HeartNavigator heart valve replacement system. Medical City Dallas Hospital became the first U.S. hospital to use the system, which was launched in Europe in the first quarter of this year.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the House will pass a 2-month extension to the "doc fix," a payroll tax break extension saving doctors from a looming cut in Medicare reimbursement payments.
Former CDRH director Larry Kessler joined consumer watchdog group Public Citizen asking the federal government to recall Stryker Corp.’s (NYSE:SYK) Wingspan brain stent over concerns that it may lead to heightened risk of stroke and death.