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The FDA warns Covidien on missing documentation and delayed management of its recall of the Duet TRS surgical staples that were implicated in 13 patient injuries and 3 deaths.
More details about Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of controversial transvaginal mesh implants without FDA clearance may prove problematic for the healthcare giant as it seeks to defend against a slew of patient injury lawsuits, but the company maintains that it acted in good faith and that new reports are misleading.
The report of a single Durata defibrillator lead failure that shaved 6% from St. Jude Medical’s share price was due to external abrasion, not the "inside-out" abrasion that prompted the company to pull its Riata leads.
Boston Scientific sells the Prolieve benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment system back to Medifocus in a deal worth up to $5 million.
Venture capitalists are no longer looking for a safe bet – they’re on the hunt for disrupters. Managing directors from venture capital firms tell MassDevice where they’re looking to place their limited resources and why the old "play-it-safe" model was broken.
Stryker’s plans to cut more than 100 jobs by closing 2 New York manufacturing facilities will begin in September and continue on a rolling basis until the end of the year, just ahead of implementation of the 2.3% medical device tax.
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning voted to uphold the the healthcare reform law, meaning the medical device tax is likely to stand.
But medical device makers calling for the repeal of the device tax aren’t planning on stemming their efforts, with some viewing the long-awaited SCOTUS ruling as a catalyst for movement in Congress.
MassDevice has you covered with all the news on this historic ruling and its impact on the medical device industry.
MassDevice coverage of the SCOTUS ruling
- Medical Device Tax: The road to 60 repeal votes
- Did medical device companies avoid “worst case scenario” with SCOTUS ruling?
- Medical Device Tax: Repeal hopes fade with SCOTUS ruling on ACA
- SCOTUS ruling on healthcare reform a long-term boon for medical device companies
- Med-tech companies react to Supreme Court ruling