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Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
Web Exclusive: GPOs Driving Up Hospitals' Medical Device Costs, Say Manufacturers
Fed up with what they say are supplier kickbacks to group purchasing organizations, the Medical Device Manufacturers...
New software for defibrillators lowers risk of unnecessary shocks
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have saved the lives of tens of thousands of Americans at risk for...
Web Exclusive: Medtronic brain device OK’d for new use
Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it has received European regulatory approval to use its deep brain stimulation...
Web Exclusive: FDA approval of medical devices praised in industry-funded study
The controversial approval process the Food and Drug Administration uses for most medical devices has in fact enjoyed...
Disappearing Device Keeps Arteries Open Without Metal ’Spider’
John Lamb, a retired auto mechanic in New Zealand, was the first patient to get one of Abbott Laboratories&rsquo...
Web Exclusive: St. Jude puts $60M into heart-failure monitor firm
With an eye toward capitalizing on the potentially lucrative heart-failure market, St. Jude Medical Inc. said Tuesday...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
What to tell patients when trials go awry
Joel Ross, MD, the founder/CEO of the Memory Enhancement Centers of New Jersey, makes his living enrolling subjects in...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...