Netflix has unleashed a blistering indictment of the medical device industry, the FDA and doctors who accept money from medtech in its new documentary, ‘The Bleeding Edge,’ released today. The film depicts people who have suffered injuries and/or illnesses following placement of Bayer’s Essure sterilization device, Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh, various manufacturers’ metal artificial […]
Editors of some of the most prominent medical journals – including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Assn., the Annals of Interal Medicine and the British Medical Journal – are proposing to require researchers to share the data behind their published studies. “[T]here is an ethical obligation to responsibly share data […]
A meta-analysis of new generations of knee and hip replacement devices could bode ill for orthopedics makers.
In a study published this week in The BMJ, researchers warned that many innovative new implants may actually have worse durability and safety profiles than their predecessors.
UPDATED August 1, 2012 with comments from Edwards Lifesciences re. Dr. Martin Leon
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — U.S. healthcare spending has slowed in recent years thanks to a sluggish economy, but that’s scheduled to change once more provisions of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014, should the bill survive the Supreme Court.
Federal economists projected a steep incline in healthcare spending should the ACA programs be affirmed, but would otherwise remain historically low otherwise.