MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The long-running legal tussle between medical device industry giants Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is slated to get a cameo from one of television’s favorite doctors, Dr. Mehmet Oz of the popular Dr. Oz Show.
A Minnesota federal judge late last week granted Edwards’ request to depose Dr. Oz for questioning in the lawsuit, which began in the summer of 2011 and concerns a handful of patents for heart valve technologies, Law360.com reported.
Boston Scientific and U of M win Minnesota High Tech Assn. award
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and the University of Minnesota were recognized by the Minnesota High Tech Assn. for their partnership in pursuit of "cutting-edge medical solutions."
DePuy metal hip lawsuits number more than 5,200
The high-profile patient injury lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics now number more than 5,200 in a Texas federal court lawsuit alone.
Even state laws can’t clear murkiness over healthcare prices, study says
A new Massachusetts law designed to ensure that patients have get transparent pricing for X-rays and other healthcare services has yet to shift the burden away from patients, who must still jump through a few hoops before getting cost questions answered.
Home health under the gun for $9M fraud lawsuit
A Plus Home Health Care wasn’t able to dodge a federal lawsuit accusing the company of leading a kickback scheme that cost federal programs about $9 million.