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Pundits and prospective lawmakers use the medical device tax to target opponents in Massachusetts, as more legislators sign on for repeal.
An FDA advisory panel recommended taking a closer look at safety data from St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer heart implant, now that more is known about the device after more than a decade on the market.
A handful of federal agencies are calling for increased surveillance of medical device cybersecurity, fearing that newer generations of products with wireless internet connectivity are vulnerable to "malicious tampering."
A new study says that robot-assisted prostatectomy may be a cost-sink, but Intuitive Surgical says that the study is an "outlier."
Members of the Senate pass the latest iteration of the FDA’s user fee act, granting the federal watchdog agency continued authority to charge medical device and drug companies for product review.
House Republicans are set to push a vote on Erik Paulsen’s (R-Minn.) medical device tax repeal bill following the Memorial Day break, while GOP Senators push repeal efforts alongside discussions on reauthorization of the FDA’s user fees.
Medtronic announces layoffs of about 1,000 from various divisions as the company’s cardiac rhythm management and spinal products see continued declines, but the slump may be slowing.