MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 med-tech stories for December 12, 2012
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.
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3. Medtronic fines make up nearly half of Minn. U.S. Attorney’s 2012 collections
The $23.5 million that medtech giant Medtronic paid to the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office made up nearly half of the agency’s civil and criminal collections in 2012.
2. The economy is just an excuse, says Allergan CEO David Pyott
"Innovation will always beat the economy, " Allergan chairman, president & CEO David Pyott tells attendees of MassDevice’s 2012 Big 100 Roundtable West in Newport Beach, Calif.
1. Medical device tax is here to stay, says AdvaMed chairman James Mazzo
Efforts to repeal the medical device tax aren’t in vain, but they aren’t going to be successful in bringing down the levy, Abbott Medical Optics president and AdvaMed board chairman James Mazzo says.