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Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), the head Republican on the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, warned Chinese officials that its proposed price controls for medical products would hurt American companies and Chinese patients.
Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) is under the spotlight at the IRS for profit-shifting practices that effectively cut its corporate tax rate in half.
A malpractice lawyer accused Union Memorial Hospital cardiologist Dr. John Chung-Yee Wang, a member of the committee charged with stopping over-stenting in the Old Line State, of improper stenting in his own practice.
Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) must include the potential for stent "shrinkage" in the labeling for its newly cleared Promus Element drug-eluting stent.
Covidien (NYSE:COV) landed CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Nellcor system used to help doctors detect early warning signs of respiratory complications in patients.
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) saw its $85 million patent win against Arthrex Inc. overturned this week, after an Oregon judge ruled that Arthrex didn’t infringe on SNN’s surgical anchor patents.
Former Covidien (NYSE:COV) president & CEO Richard Meelia decided not to stand for re-election as chairman of the med-tech maker’s board. Due to the smooth executive transition by new CEO Joe Almeida, Meelia decided to retire from the board before the end of the 1-year period, according to an SEC filing.