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U.K. regulators warn physicians to remain vigilant in monitoring patients implanted with St. Jude Medical’s recalled Riata and Riata ST silicone-coated pacemaker wires.
Metal-on-metal hip implants, the subject of a handful of high-profile recalls and numerous patient lawsuits, were not linked with an early increase in cancer risk, according to a 7-year study of the U.K.’s National Joint Registry.
New research sheds doubt on the benefits of stent-based stroke prevention, putting pressure on carotid device makers such as Boston Scientific, Abbott, and Johnson & Johnson.
The European Commission’s updated medtech review guidelines, expected to drop this month, may take some cues from the FDA in bolstering regulatory oversight – and potentially delaying market access.
The continued rise in American obesity may represent an opportunity for medical device companies as patients and clinics demand larger machines and products that designed to accommodate larger bodes.
Members of Congress should work together to find a financially responsible way to repeal the medical device tax, Sen. Kay Hagan tells the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
Medtronic enrolls the 1st of thousands of patients in its IMPROVE Brady study, conducted in 9 emerging market countries and aimed at analyzing and potentially influencing diagnosis and treatment of patients with abnormal heart rhythms.