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Industry Doesn’t Want Medical Device Tax, GOP Freshmen Help

An article in DOTmedNews reports that GOP freshmen are aligning with industry to oppose a 2.3 percent excise tax on the medical device industry set to go into effect January 2013. Industry says it will hurt profits and drive jobs and innovation oversees. As the deadline gets closer, Read more

By | 2012-02-09T13:05:19+00:00 February 9th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

Medtronic Pays $23 Million to Settle Doctor Kickback Charges

Medtronic is the world’s top maker of medical devices and it didn’t get that way without help. The U.S. Department of Justice accused the Minnesota-based company of having friends in high places – Read more

By | 2011-12-18T06:11:08+00:00 December 18th, 2011|Media Reports|1 Comment

FDA and Med Device Makers Make it Official

by Jane Akre// DECEMBER 7, 2011 //Shuren Signs Memo of Understanding// Minnesota loves its medical device industry. Even Senator Al Franken (D-MN) who used to parade on Saturday Night Live with a satellite dish on his head as a roving comedic newsman, has gotten pretty serious when it Read more

By | 2011-12-08T04:21:45+00:00 December 8th, 2011|FDA News|2 Comments

FDA seeks more industry opinion about Device approval process, Star Tribune, August 2, 2011

The medical device industry is very concerned following an Institute of Medicine report that the fast-track system for getting devices on the market should be scrapped, reports the Twin Cities Star-Tribune. Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, who heads the FDA’s device division flew to attend a town hall meeting  with executives to Read more

By | 2011-08-13T15:49:22+00:00 August 13th, 2011|FDA News, Media Reports|0 Comments

510(k) Reform: Minnesota Congressional Delegation Lines up in Opposition, Mass Device, August 3, 2011

Sens Amy Kloubechar (D-Minn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn) reject calls by the Institute of Medicine to kill the 510(k) program that allows medical devices on the market without premarket approval. In a joint statement the lawmakers rejected a July 2011 Institute of Medicine findings Read more

By | 2011-08-11T14:28:54+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Media Reports|0 Comments