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3. Medtronic’s insulin pump recall gets FDA’s highest-risk label
U.S. healthcare regulators put their highest-risk Class I label on Medtronic’s Paradigm insulin infusion pump recall.
2. FDA issues Class II recall on Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot
Thirty of Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robots might not have been properly tested, according to the FDA, which issues a Class II recall on some models and components of the device.
1. Abbott acquires IDEV Technologies, OptiMedica
Abbott agrees to pay $310 million for peripheral stent maker IDEV Technologies and up to $400 million for OptiMedica, which makes laser cataract surgery devices.