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.
A Dallas jury yesterday ruled that Boston Scientific‘s (NYSE:BSX) Obtryx pelvic mesh device caused Martha Salazar’s injuries, awarding her $73.5 million in damages in Boston Scientific’s 1st courtroom loss over the vaginal slings. Read more
Becton, Dickinson’s COO says the company plans to make more than half its products in Asia over the next decade, aiming to take advantage of rising government healthcare spending there. Read more
A growing number of hospitals in the U.S. are working with manufacturers to train staff to take over tasks usually done by a company sales rep.
The effort is a dramatic shift in the long-standing relationship between healthcare providers and manufacturers, but hospitals hope it will lower their costs and diminish industry influence in healthcare. Read more