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3. Intuitive Surgical shares drop, rebound after FDA says it failed to report injuries, warnings
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) shares dropped in after-hours trading and opened down 0.8% today after an FDA report accused the medical device company of failing to report injuries and warning to customers on its da Vinci surgical robot.
2. FDA blocks Medtronic catheters, cites manufacturing violations at Italian facility
The FDA banned Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) from importing a pair of its catheter systems after an overseas facility failed to correct manufacturing issues cited in a February inspection, according to a recently unveiled FDA warning letter.
1. Internal Bard memo shows medical device company knew pelvic mesh was unfit for humans
C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) ignored warnings that the plastic used in its transvaginal mesh implants was unfit for use in humans, according to court documents recently unsealed in personal injury lawsuits filed against the medical device company.