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.
3. Analyst: Medical device tax is causing ‘significant harm’
The medical device tax is already causing “significant harm” to the medtech industry and it remains to be seen whether Obamacare will deliver the predicted influx of newly insured patients next year, according to analyst and ex-AdvaMed policy veep John Graham.
2. FDA’s new Unique Device Identifier rule addresses some, not all, industry concerns
The FDA issues its final rule on Unique Device Identifier labels to be required of most medical device distributed in the U.S., getting a mixed reaction from manufacturers who were glad to see at least some of their concerns addressed.
1. Retractable Technologies claims $114M win over Becton Dickinson in anti-trust lawsuit
Retractable Technologies wins a $114 million decision in its anti-trust lawsuit against Becton, Dickinson & Co., which says it plans to appeal the verdict.