WASHINGTON (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about medical devices, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment,...
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Health care company Abbott is planning a $37 million medical device production facility in central Indiana.
The Indianapolis Star reports Tuesday that 450 jobs are...
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a contractor has died after being pinned beneath a piece of equipment he was servicing at an upstate New York medical device plant.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Utah, where he'll visit a medical-device manufacturer in suburban Salt Lake City.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health will suspend the use of some medical devices manufactured by one of its surgeons as a federal investigation into their use is underway.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Building a successful medical device startup is more expensive and time-consuming than building other types of small businesses, but the potential return on investment is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was on friendly turf when he appeared in January 2018 at a San Francisco health care conference to call for urgency in the search for a cancer cure. He had come before...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say some Michigan patients who had a test used to help evaluate for constipation or incontinence should consider being tested for HIV and...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In an exam room at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, all eyes were on 14-year-old Tinsley Allen as he became the first patient in Tennessee and one of the first in the...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Both Maine and New Hampshire will receive $1.4 million each as their share of a multistate settlement with medical device companies.
They and 43 other attorneys general, including Vermont's, reached the $120 million consent judgment with Medical Device Business Services and other defendants to resolve allegations the company unlawfully promoted a pair of hip implant devices.
Australian Army veteran Wolfgang Neszpor was stunned when he heard his recently repaired shoulder squeak.
"You could really hear it," he said.
He recalled when the surgeon examined him and lifted up his arm, "It was a stupid amount of pain." Two months earlier, Neszpor, 36, had gotten a new shoulder joint, a PyroTITAN made by Integra LifeSciences of New Jersey.
DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.
In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.
Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, Mississippi medical center with high blood sugar. But when Varnado asked about all her daughter's problems, she said, her doctor blamed user error.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly two decades, health advocates have pushed to standardize the way medical devices are tracked and studied.
They eventually landed on a solution that others, including other parts of the medical industry, already had adopted — a unique code to help track the type, manufacturer and other key information about a device.
In 2007, Congress asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create the system, and the FDA passed a final rule establishing it in 2013.
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Spinal device to treat pain causes shocks, burns
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.
It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him "good as new."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.
Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in Hawaii, Medtronic said in a statement. It didn't give a cause of death.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device.
In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls. It's part of Apple's long-in-the-making strategy to give people a distinct reason to buy a wrist gadget that largely does things smartphones already do.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to repeal a tax on some medical devices that has helped finance President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Revoking the 2.3 percent tax has been a longtime goal for Republicans and some Democrats from states that are home to device manufacturers. Tuesday's vote was 283-132.
Repeal proponents say the levy kills jobs and hurts manufacturers. Opponents and some outside analysts say its impact is trifling.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical device company in Minnesota will pay investors $43 million in a proposed class-action legal settlement that would resolve one of the last remaining lawsuits involving its bone-growth product.
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York-based medical device company will pay the U.S. government $12.5 million to resolve allegations that it had health care providers submit false claims to federal programs.
The Department of Justice said Wednesday that suburban Albany-based AngioDynamics will pay $11.5 million to resolve allegations related to an unapproved drug delivery device. The company will also pay another $1 million to settle claims stemming from a device used to treat malfunctioning veins.
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute.
WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — Seventy-four years after inventor Frank DeBisschop opened a tool and die shop in Thomaston, his grandson is still running a spinoff of his manufacturing business, mass-producing medical devices and honing prototypes in Wolcott.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government's system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments.
The plan from the Food and Drug Administration includes few immediate changes, but lists a number of ideas and proposals with the goal of improving safeguards on pacemakers, artificial joints, medical scanners and other devices.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Canadian woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in South Dakota in what authorities say was a scheme to sell bogus laser medical devices known as QLasers.
The Justice Department says 63-year-old Irina Kossovskaia of Ontario, Canada, reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Wednesday. She faces up to five years in prison. A sentencing date wasn't immediately set.
BOSTON (AP) — While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to avoid.
A 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers went back into effect Monday after a two-year hiatus. It was originally imposed in 2013 as one of several taxes and fees in the Affordable Care Act that pay for expanded health insurance under the law.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A company that makes precision wire and cables for the medical device industry is planning a $51 million expansion of its Fort Wayne facilities.
Fort Wayne Metals said Wednesday its project would include an addition to its corporate office building and renovation of a factory building it recently bought. Both facilities are near Fort Wayne International Airport.
BOSTON (AP) — The industry that makes medical devices from artificial hips to miniature pumps for IV drips is looking for a fallback plan to repeal a widely reviled sales tax that almost met its end in GOP health care legislation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A call by Republican Gov. John Kasich for scientific breakthroughs to help solve the opioid crisis is drawing interest from dozens of groups with ideas including remote controlled medication dispensers, monitoring devices for addicts, mobile apps and pain-relieving massage gloves.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A medical device maker plans to expand its operations in Virginia and create 57 new jobs.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that Thermo Fisher Scientific will spend $9.5 million expanding its clinical diagnostic operation in Frederick County.
McAuliffe said Virginia beat out California for the project. The governor approved a $110,000 grant for the company, which will also receive state aide through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.