The alliance grants Stryker primo positioning at this year’s PGA Tour and Champions Tour events, where attendees can visit the "Stryker Mobility Zone" to learn about the company’s products.
The marketing area will feature a putting challenge, orthopedic surgeons to answer questions about joint health and replacement and golf greats Fred Funk and Hal Sutton, who have both had joints replacement with Stryker products, according to a press release.
Stryker has been making moves in sports medicine, most recently with the acquisition of Pivot Medical and its hip arthroplasty system.
Imaging groups fight to preserve Medicare funding
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance is rallying support for medical imaging systems in order to stave off Medicare reimbursement reductions as healthcare cuts spread.
FDA needs help to monitor social media
FDA regulators are looking for contractors to help monitor social media discussions on medical devices, drugs, food and tobacco, with an eye toward consumer sentiments about the agency and tracking chatter about adverse events and food-borne illnesses.
Put device tax on hold, Washington Post editorial says
Washington Post editorial writer Jennifer Rubin urges that the 2.3% medical device tax implemented by the Affordable Care Act be put on hold "until the economy bounces back."
A critique of FDA’s new refuse-to-accept policy
The FDA’s new pre-review checklist grants reviewers authority to refuse applications that are deemed administratively incomplete, but a scan of some returned requests suggest that what the policy aims to provide in efficiency it lacks attention to detail and common sense.