Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech 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.
Boston Scientific won the 1st personal injury lawsuit to go to trial over its Pinnacle pelvic mesh product, after a Massachusetts jury yesterday found that the device was properly designed and that the medical device company gave adequate warning about risks, according to Bloomberg.
Diane Albright alleged that the Pinnacle mesh was improperly designed and caused her injuries after it was implanted in 2010, according to the news service. Read more
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The FDA released a spate of new guidances in the 1st half of 2014, several with important implications for medical device and digital health companies.
Law360.com picked out some of the highlights from the year, including measures that affect how healthcare companies can communicate over social media and new rules that relax oversight of healthcare data systems and clinical decision software. Read more
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is establishing a special commission to study granting a tax credit to the Bay State’s medical device companies to offset the medical device tax.
As part of the Commonwealth’s fiscal 2015 budget, Patrick is charging the secretaries of administration & finance and housing & economic development with chairing the commission. The panel is slated to examine the potential cost of an offset, its potential benefit for medtech makers and the credit’s economic impact on the state budget. Read more